Bubba Ho-Tep

Synopsis: Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.
Director(s): Don Coscarelli
Production: Silver Sphere Corporation
  7 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


Oh, my! Did you see that thing?

Just standing here!

It just went up like that.

'Now, Elvis... '


Don't carry it too far.

You may just get way out there

and not come back.

Oh, f*ck you.

Shit. Get old, you can't even cuss

someone and have it bother 'em.

Everything you do is either worthless

or sadly amusing.


I've got what I want.

- The clothes can go to Goodwill.

- Very well.

And I'm sorry about your father.

He was a nice man.


Nice to meet you, Mr Presley.

- Get the hell out.

- Now, now.

I'll be back later to do that little... thing

that has to be done. You know.

- Elvis!

- Ssh!

Poor Bull.

In the end, does anything really matter?

'No one here ever listened to me.

'Except this one guy -

only he was certifiable.'

That's where they took

a piece of my brain.

They got it back in DC in that goddamn jar.

I got a little bag of sand up there now.

Jack, no offence, but...

President Kennedy was a white man.

That's how clever they are.

They dyed me this colour, all over.

Can you think

of a better way to hide the truth than that?

'I was living simple... the way Haff had been.

'Going from town to town

doing the Elvis act.

'I felt like I was really me again.'

- Can you dig that?

- We're digging it, Mr Haff.

Mr Presley. Mr Presley.

'Women threw themselves at me

because they could imagine I was Elvis.

'Only I was Elvis -

playing Sebastian Haff playing Elvis.

'It was good. I didn't mind

the contract being burnt.

'I didn't even try to convince anybody.

'Then I had the accident.

'I was gyrating and my hip went out.'

- Oh-h!

'I'd been having trouble with it.'

Damn, it's cold in here.

No way. That's it. This time I'll make it.

No more piss or crap in the bed.



That is one big bitch cockroach.

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Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli, Jr. (born February 17, 1954) is a Libyan-American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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