Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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Directed by Don Coscarelli Synopsis: An Elvis impersonator, played by Bruce Campbell, believes he is the real Elvis, is laying in a retirement home pondering his life. Residents start dropping like flies and mysterious large beetles and a strange mummy figure looms around the premises. Elvis and his fellow resident/friend Jack, played by Ossie Davis, come across strange hieroglyphics and decide that the fate of the nursing home is in their hands.

Review: This movie was directed by the same person responsible for the Phantasm series, Don Coscarelli, and has the same horror and comedy combination we’ve come to expect. It also has Bruce Campbell, who is no stranger to this genre of film. If you haven’t seen Army of Darkness, I recommend it before watching this film. Bubba Ho-Tep is not as scary or gory as Phantasm or Army of Darkness, but there are jumpy moments in the film worthy of it being classified as Horror. Fancy props or CGI was not used in this film, but it does provide a unique plot and will keep you laughing until the end. If you are looking for a new film to add to your cult classic section, this is the one.

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