Let's just get it out there: Bubba Ho-Tep is about an elderly Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) fighting a mummy in a Texas rest-home. In Elvis's corner, there is an elderly African-American fellow (Ossie Davis) who believes he's JFK. You could say JFK is included out of faithfulness to the short-story upon which Ho-Tep is based (unread by me). Or you could just assume director Don Coscarelli really enjoys a challenge.
Actually, the film's casting ensures wide viewing across two specialized, rabid demographics: Elvis fans and Bruce Campbell fans. Some of the former are marked by their staunch, pioneering disbelief that Elvis could actually be dead, later applied to nearly any pop star who died before 50.
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