There have been many stories about what really happened to Elvis Presley and JFK. BUBBA HO-TEP, based on the short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, presents the most outrageous and entertaining one yet.
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This movie is a surprisingly emotional one. I went in expecting some good stupid fun, and I left feeling genuinely moved. For a film that includes a monologue about a cancerous penis delivered by a bed-ridden Elvis, that's saying a whole fucking lot.
One of the more original ideas that has been green-lit by a production studio about a very old Elvis with a rash on his d*** and a dark-skinned JFK fighting a redneck mummy. The flashbacks are beacons of light when Elvis remembers back to the old glorious time. While the film takes it's time before the horror elements really kick in - the real nightmare here is being old and stranded in a home with other strangers.
Our Daily Free Stream (...)Coscarelli, der eine Kurzgeschichte des Texaners Joe R. Lansdale verfilmt, will einen GUTEN Film machen. Er versucht nicht, über die berühmten Rentner zu spotten, er geifert nicht nach billigen Lachern, sondern versucht, aufrichtig zu sein. Nie erleben wir ein Augenzwinkern mit dem Publikum, nie einen herablassenden Umgang mit seinem Subjekt. (...)
If you think of this as a horror movie, a magical realist biopic, a comedy, or a bromance drama, you'll be wrong on all counts (and you won't enjoy it as much). It may just be the best film about our treatment of the elderly, touching on minor - but nonetheless significant - redemption.
What do I really have left in life but this place? It ain't much of a home, but it's all I got. Well, goddamnit. I'll be damned if I let some foreign, graffiti writin', soul suckin', son of a bitch in an oversized cowboy hat and boots take my friend's souls and shit 'em down the visitors toilet!