Master auteur Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, JOHN DIES AT THE END) takes a different turn with 2002’s BUBBA HO-TEP, which may be the only horror comedy to successfully weave a tale involving Elvis Presley, JFK, and re-animated ancient Egyptian mummies. After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged Elvis Presley (the one and only “Groovy” Bruce Campbell) wakes up in an East Texas nursing home, where he befriends Jack (Ossie Davis), an African-American senior who claims to be President John F. Kennedy. After residents of their quiet retirement community start dying of dubiously unnatural causes, Elvis and Jack discover that the perpetrator is Bubba Ho-Tep (Bob Ivy), an Egyptian mummy with murderous intentions.
“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.” (Rolling Stone)
Friday, May 26
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 in costume or advance HERE | $10 at the door
*Minors permitted in in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
BUBBA HO-TEP (Don Coscarelli, 20012 / 92 mins / 18A) Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.