Halloween Day 26: Bubba Ho-Tep

This one is tricky because on the surface it seems like it would be a great Halloween movie. I mean it is a great movie but is it a horror movie? Is it a comedy? There are definitely elements of both but it is also very dramatic. As dramatic as a movie about Elvis in a retirement home fighting a soul sucking mummy with JFK surgically altered to be a black man with a bag of sand for a brain. That sentence alone is why I love this movie. Bruce Campbell playing Elvis doesn’t hurt either. Often time these high concept stories are crushed under their own weight but this one pulls it off with wonderful affect. Good for a Halloween scare, maybe not but it definitely puts me in the mood for the season.