Bubba Ho-Tep (2002, USA) C-92m. ** D: Don Coscarelli. Starring Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Reggie Bannister. In a Texas retirement home, a guy who thinks he's Elvis Presley (Campbell) and a black (!) man who says he's JFK (Davis) are faced with an Egyptian mummy that prowls the hallways at night. They must gather their waning strengths and wits to battle the monster. Funny idea (from a short story by Joe Lansdale), good performances, but execution is heavy-handed and slow, like its main characters. Still, enjoyed acclaim with many fans and critics.

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