Bubba Ho-Tep

Production year: 2002

Comedy R   Running time: 1:32 

IMDB rating:   7.2     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Don Coscarelli directs and Bruce Campbell stars as the King of Camp in this intentionally over-the-top schlockfest. Bubba Ho-Tep is partially about Elvis Presley and partially about the title character, an Egyptian cowboy zombie, but mostly it is about camp. The movie is equal parts story and back story. We learn through narration and flashback how Elvis didn't really die, ending up instead in a rest home in East Texas with JFK (played by Ossie Davis), who was dyed black and had his brain removed, presumably for reasons of national security. Campbell and Davis realize that something strange is going on when their rest-home compatriots start dropping off suspiciously. The whole movie leads up to a final showdown to the death with the Egyptian cowboy zombie who has been sucking the souls of their fellow residents because he thought no one would notice. The movie unfolds a bit slowly; it is, after all, a geriatrics-fight-Egyptian-cowboy-zombie movie. However, one wishes this self-conscious movie's pacing took its cue from the atypically fast-moving zombie instead of from the senior-citizen Elvis and JFK. In the end, though, Campbell is flawless as the aged King; his accent, intonations, glasses, and trademark karate are at the same time sincere and over the top.



Audio commentary
Deleted/extended scenes
Photo gallery
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary by Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
Audio Commentary By Director Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell
Audio Commentary By "The King"
"The Making of Bubba Ho-Tep Featurette
To Make A Mummy"- Makeup and Effects Featurette
"Rock Like an Egyptian" - Featurette about the Music of Bubba Ho-Tep
Joe R. Lansdale Reads from Bubba Ho-Tep
Music Video
Bubba Ho-Tep