Bubba Ho-Tep Review
Written by: Ash's missing hand
Elvis (Bruce Campbell) became sick of his lifestyle and struck a deal with an Elvis impersonator to trade places. They even sign a contract stating that Elvis can switch back if he changes his mind, but the contract is burned up in an accident, but Elvis doesn't care because he enjoys performing just for the sheer joy of it.
Elvis explains all of this in a voice-over that deals with other things on his mind, such as the bump on his little Elvis that is not exactly welcome. He talks about Priscilla and Lisa Marie and how he broke his hip falling off a stage.
The man down the hall is JFK (Ossie Davis). When his assassination was faked by LBJ, he was dyed black. Elvis uses a stroller and JFK uses a motorized wheelchair for longer trips. They sit around, talk, and wait for death in their hospital beds.
The retirement home is infested with cockroaches, which turn out to be giant scarab beetles worshipped by the Egyptians, which is the clue that leads JFK to realize the retirement home is under attack by a Soul Sucker. What follows is a fight to the death between the two old geezers and the Soul Sucker.
The monsters in this movie would make Ed Wood proud, but this movie is filled with humor, cleverness, introspection, and charm. I love this movie and is another notch on Bruce Campbell's cult movie belt.