James Rolfe: Welcome back. It's the day before halloween and it's Cinemassacre's "Monster Madness". And today we got Elvis, a black JFK, and a mummy in boots and a cowboy hat that sucks souls out of people's assholes.
Elvis Presley: A shiteater?!
James: It's "Bubba Ho-Tep". Okay, this one is not too important to the horror genre, but it's really funny so I wanted to give myself a break and do something fun.
In "Bubba Ho-Tep" Bruce Campbell plays a present day Elvis who's alive and in a retirement home. Nobody knows he's the real Elvis because he switched places with an Elvis impersonator to escape all the public attention, so the impersonator died, not him. Now, there's another guy in the retirement home, played by Ossie Davis, who claims to be JFK.
Elvis: But Jack, uh… No offense, but… President Kennedy was a white man.
JFK: That's how clever they are! They dyed me this color.
James: Wether he's really JFK or just out of his mind, that's up to the audience. Personally I find it funnier that he's crazy. Alright, so now there's a mummy-- Yes, a mummy comes to suck the souls from the residents of the retirement home and they gotta stop it.
Elvis (as he pathetically shows off his karate-'skills'): Don't make me use my stuff on ya, baby!
James: Now putting these three characters together seems quite random at first, but there's actually a theme going on. Elvis was the king of Rock n' Roll, JFK was the president of the United States and the mummy was the pharaoh of Egypt.
Elvis: Come and get it, you undead sack of shit.
James: All these characters were a leader in some way and all of them are supposed to be dead, so all together it's kinda like their last chance at life. As ridiculous as the plot is, it's actually quite well-made. If you get the chance, check it out… Bubba Ho-Tep.
Elvis: Never fuck with the king…
James (repeated in quick succession): Bubba Ho-Tep, Bubba Ho-Tep, Bubba Ho-Tep…