At one of my very first film festivals I got to meet Don Coscarelli, the man who directed Survival Quest, The Beastmaster and all four of the freakishlyweirdPhantasmflicks. Since I grew up wonderfully mortified by the original Phantasm, it was obviously a big thrill to shake the guy's hand. And then we sat down for his latest creation, Bubba Ho-tep, and the night got even loopier.

Well-admired by just about every genre freak who sees it, Bubba Ho-tep is about the ways in which Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) go about ridding an old age home of a horrible soul-sucking mummy. Based on a story by Joe Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep is, at the very least, a fairly original tale. And yes, I said Bruce Campbell as Elvis and Ossie Davis as JFK.

So you can probably see where I'm headed with this: According to the horror loons (and to follow up on our previous story), Bruce Campbell had to cancel on an upcoming convention appearance because he'd be too busy shooting Bubba Ho-tep 2, aka Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires. Sounds good to me, especially considering the beloved Mr. Campbell's more recent cinematicoutput. Ahem.
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