Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002)

Release Date: 2002
Genre: Comedy
Director: Don Coscarelli
Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli, Joe R. Lansdale

Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002)Rating:

  • Ellis= 4 / 10;
  • Rayn= 6 / 10;

Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002) Synopsis:

Two elderly, one Elvis Presley and one black President Kennedy, will team to defeat an ancient mummy that goes around killing the retirement home resident.

Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002) Review:

Even though it was made by Don Coscarelli, Bubba Ho-Tep is not so much a horror film, but a comedy instead. I guess the only horror elements is the villain, who is a mummy.

The concept of running the movie in an retirement hospice is pretty cool, and having two crazy elderlies as the heros is really interesting. A great duo of great antihero! A great work was done on the secondary characters too, all of them being really funny too.


The film follows the main character, elderly Elvis, step by step. You get to see him absolutely all the time, hear his reflection, etc. This could have been annoying but luckily for us horror fan, they choose the perfect actor: Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead series). Saying that he is really good would be weak; he is actually the highlight of the film.

This said, I personally didn’t like the movie. First it is too much of a comedy for me. Second, it is really slow paced, with long scenes of internal thinking and lengthy discussion. This pace works out quite well with the theme of the movie (elderly anti-hero), but kind of got on my nerve after an hour of it. Some scenes are really funny and the atmosphere interesting, the music is cool too, but I was expecting much more from Don Coscarelli, and from a film that has got great critics everywhere.

Bubba-Ho-Tep (2002) Cast:

Bruce CampbellBruce CampbellElvis Presley / Sebastian Haff
Ossie DavisOssie DavisJack
Ella JoyceElla JoyceThe Nurse
Heidi MarnhoutHeidi MarnhoutCallie
Bob IvyBob IvyBubba Ho-tep
Edith JeffersonEdith JeffersonElderly Woman
Larry PennellLarry PennellKemosabe
Reggie BannisterReggie BannisterRest Home Administrator
Daniel RoebuckDaniel RoebuckHearse Driver
Daniel SchweigerDaniel SchweigerHearse Driver
Harrison YoungHarrison YoungElvis’ Roommate
Linda FlammerLinda FlammerRoom Nurse
Cean OkadaCean OkadaAttending Nurse
Solange MorandSolange MorandIron Lung Lady
Karen PlacenciaKaren PlacenciaBaby
Bruce RawitzBruce RawitzTV Announcer
Joseph PrimeroJoseph PrimeroJanitor
Chuck WilliamsChuck WilliamsElvis’ Boy
Timothy E. GoodwinTimothy E. GoodwinElvis’ Boy (as Tim Goodwin)
James MaleyJames MaleyElvis’ Boy
Blaine TylerBlaine TylerElvis’ Boy (as ‘Two-Gun’ Tyler)
Steve KasselSteve KasselSebastian’s Band, Drums
Damon CarruescoDamon CarruescoSebastian’s Band, Guitar
Lief FrederickLief FrederickSebastian’s Band, Bass
Danny CrossenDanny CrossenSebastian’s Band, Keyboards
Gigi BannisterGigi BannisterTrailer Park Gal (as Gigi Fast Elk)
Emily WengelEmily WengelTrailer Park Gal
Naveed MahboobianNaveed MahboobianEgyptian Guard
Omid NaimiOmid NaimiEgyptian Guard
Joseph C. BoulderJoseph C. BoulderLunch Room Folks
Virginia BrownVirginia BrownLunch Room Folks
Celia GillCelia GillLunch Room Folks
Harvey FlammerHarvey FlammerLunch Room Folks
Sylvia FlammerSylvia FlammerLunch Room Folks
Ruth HansenRuth HansenLunch Room Folks
Mary Rose WakenMary Rose WakenLunch Room Folks
Natasha KurtzNatasha KurtzVintage Picture Model
Avery TaylorAvery TaylorVintage Picture Model
Nadia AngeliniNadia AngeliniVintage Picture Model

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