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Bubba Ho-Tep

HD   R Closed Captioning

Don Coscarelli

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About the Movie

Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis. We find the King (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...

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 106
  • Fresh: 83
  • Rotten: 23
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This absurdly clever caper is elevated by Bruce Campbell's pensive Elvis into a moving meditation on the diminutions of age and the vagaries of fame. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sep 24, 2007

Rotten: A mismatched marriage of offbeat character study and unimaginative horror riffs. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Surprisingly good as a quirky triumph of human spirit. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 15, 2004

Fresh: Coscarelli, who brought us four volumes of Phantasm, is a surefooted B-movie journeyman, and for Bubba Ho-Tep he's in a generously lunatic mood. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Oct 22, 2003

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Customer Reviews

Earthly perfection

Everything a movie should be ,incredibly original, vastly entertaining, excitement matched with equal humor, superb acting, and such a heartfelt message, brings tears every time. I love a good cult movie. And this is a perfect example

Unusual, but awesome.

Bizarre, but fantastic movie. See it. Now.

Instant Classic

Bruce Campbell as old Elvis, nuff said. Smart, original and funny, Bruce is a B movie God.

Bubba Ho-Tep
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2002

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