KHFF Presents

Bubba Ho-Tep

Directed by
Don Coscarelli

Knoxville Horror Film Fest gets first crack at our May Is For Monsters megaseries with Don Coscarelli’s poignant indie horror classic, in which Elvis Presley and a body-swapped John F. Kennedy must team up to defeat the mummy terrorizing their shabby nursing home.

“Preposterously creative and fun.” – Seattle Times

After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged Elvis Presley (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.

“Hilarious, a little scary and strangely poignant. Campbell’s cranky, valiant, sad-sack King is a soulfully funny creation.” – Newsweek

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Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bob Ivy