Bubba Ho-Tep is a 2002 American comedy horror film written, co-produced and directed by Don Coscarelli. It stars Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presleynow a resident in a nursing home. The film also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to be John F. Kennedy, explaining that he was patched up after the assassination, dyed black, and abandoned.
An elderly man at The Shady Rest Retirement Home in East Texas is known to the staff as Sebastian Haff, but claims to be the real Elvis Presley. He explains that during the 1970s, he grew tired of the demands of his fame and switched places with an Elvis impersonator named Sebastian Haff; he claims it was Haff who died in 1977, while he lived in quiet, happy anonymity and made a living pretending to be himself. After a propane explosion destroyed documentation which was the only proof that he was actually Elvis, he was unable to return to his old life. He also falls into a coma after injuring himself during a performance.
|editor||Donald Milne Scott J. Gill|
|keywords||abandon an assassination attempt ancient egypt assassination attempt assassination of john f. kennedy claim east texas elderly man elvis impersonator elvis presley force heart attack john f. kennedy knock out life and death lyndon b. johnson lyndon johnson motorized wheelchair mummy nursing home retirement home river telepathic trapped soul walker|
|producer||Don Coscarelli Jason R. Savage|
|productionCompany||Silver Sphere Corporation|
|theme||comedy horror independent|