Saturday, November 18, 2006

Bubba Hotep

I watched Bubba Hotep last night. This one doesn't fit any categorization. There is a man who claims to be Elvis (in 2002) living in a West Texas funeral home, his best friend, who is black, claims to be JFK (they dyed him so as better to hide him.0) These two old men have to deal with a mummy who is sucking the souls of the elderly at the home. Elvis is played by none other than Evil Dead's Bruce Campbell. His performance is easily the best part of the movie. Reflective Elvis is not something we often see. Ozzie Davis plays JFK and they make a good team.

The movie doesn't fit categorization because it isn't scary and it isn't silly enough to be a comedy. Instead it is a portrayal of what would happen if two elderly famous people battled a mummy. I laughed quite a bit, although much of it didn't work. You can probably tell already if you want to see it.

A prequel, Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of She Vampires will come out in 2008. I'm sure I will end up watching it.

Speaking of Campbell I would like to read his If Chins Could Kill, Confessions of a B Movie Actor. There are 185 overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon, although there is a fanboy factor at work I am sure. He followed that with Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.

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