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Don Coscarelli says BUBBA HO-TEP sequel definitely in the works!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the good word on Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell's follow-up to the awesome indie spectacular BUBBA HO-TEP. Will we see Ossie Davis' JFK return as a member of the undead? How about a presidential memo from heaven? Maybe that's how Elvis survives BUBBA HO-TEP... a heavenly presidential pardon! No matter what, I bet we're in for awesome Bruce Campbell-isms and elderly action! Usually I'm on top of BUBBA news, but those sneaky monkeys over at got the scoop on this one! Read below for Coscarelli's exact words!

Hey Harry,

Long time visitor, etc... just found this on, exclusive interview with Don Coscarelli. Hope they get busy writing the script soon!!


"Bubba Ho–Tep" (now showing at select cinemas across the UK) is without a doubt one of the year‘s most enjoyable movies and, according to our exclusive chat with director Don Coscarelli, fans of this tale of an aged Elvis battling an Egyptian mummy can expect to see the King of Rock n Roll taking on some more supernatural foes in a follow–up.

We asked him outright if he and leading man Bruce Campbell are set to bring the rumoured "Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She Vampires" to the silver screen anytime soon; "My sources say yes. Things are looking quite good. MGM was very happy with the results in the States, the UK‘s looking very solid, there‘s a lot of fan interest in it – and Bruce would love to play some more of the old hound dog! So there‘s a good chance we actually will make that film." However don‘t expect filming to kick off any time soon as Coscarelli has yet to come up with anything other than the title, "There is no story (yet) so we‘re gonna try and cook up something good hard to say (when), but as soon as we can."

keep up the good work!


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  • Oct. 11, 2004, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Let's face it - the first film wasn't that great.

    by dastickboy

    I'm not sure why a sequel is such a good idea, other than to fill someone's pockets. I'd rather Bruce was working on Evil Dead 4 or JvsFvsA than this.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Don't make me use my stuff on ya, baby!

    by JAGUART

    I laugh hysterically everytime I picture that scene in the trailer park where Elvis is cookin' on the grill with some trailer park babes and the lighter fluid catches fire, igniting the grill and then his whole damned trailer. He looks astonished and says in that Elvis voice; "It just went up just like that!"

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 7:49 a.m. CST

    awww you were first, damn you

    by phasmatrope

    ...not that I actually cared anyway, but now, I'm pissed. Stupid Cookies-disabled site not logging me in automatically, slowing me down from my ever-adolescent quest to post first. Oh woe is me. But no, it might be interesting to see more of Bruce's Elvis in action, though god knows what they're gonna do with 'em this time. Be truth be told, vampires seem slightly more appropriate to a nursing home than mummies, anyway. Get a bunch of elderly Hollywood actors to play the vampires with exaggerated plastic fangs hissing over the necks of the geriatric & feeble (if only they could've scored someone like Martin Landau, channelling his Bela Legosi from "Ed Wood"), then maybe throw in a cameo by Rip Torn playing a hospital orderly to pay tribute to Don's old "Beastmaster" days, and you'd have comic gold, brother.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 9:05 a.m. CST

    The funniest thing in Bubba was....

    by MasterShake

    The Elvis commentary track was hilarious. He was ragging on Campbell's portrayal of him and the production values of the film, and of course, how he did it better in his day.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I did not enjoy the movie that much at all

    by George Newman

    all of the Elvis backstory stuff was Brilliant genius, but almost all of the monster movie bits were lame and boring. I found the problem to be that, while old men fighting a mummy is hilarious, the narrative was carried out in an unfunny, old man slow pace. But anything Elvis was pure Gold. Best last lines of a movie EVER

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Didn't ATHF already do...

    by Childe Roland

    ..."Assisted Living Dracula?" It was funny in two or three second bursts on the cartoon characters' TV screen, but it would be tough to sustain another whole story in that nursing home Bruce and Ossie inhabited during Ho Tep. I think my wife put it best after I woke her up at the end of Bubba Hot Tep and chided her for falling asleep during a Bruce Campbell movie: "That was Bruce Campbell? Oh. Maybe if I'd realized that I would've watched it differently and enjoyed it more." Bruce fans loved Bubba Ho Tep because it was another Bruce movie but, as a movie standing on its own merits, Bubba Ho Tep was pretty mediocre.

  • ....funeral home, run by the TALL MAN? Hmmmm??

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed Bubba Ho-Tep, though it was nowhere near as great as H

    by Sod Off Baldric

    It was fun, and definitely a great flick to pull out around Halloween, but it is far from a classic (Hell, it's far from a cult classic). Anyway, I'm definitely up for a sequel. Bring on the She-Vampires!

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Loved Bubba Ho-Tep...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...and would love to see a sequel, BUT! Please make Phantasm 5 first, Don. Angus Scrimm ain't gettin' any younger. Props to the talkbacker who mentioned that scene with the barbecue in Bubba. I laughed my ass off when I saw that. There was just something hilarious about him at an everyday barbecue in full Elvis regalia, and his priceless, deadpan reaction to the explosion.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I don't think it matters what Don & Bruce want to do

    by Bloodstained

    It will all depend on whether or not original Bubba Ho-Tep author Joe R. Lansdale writes a sequel. He owns the rights and is the only one who can could pen the story and give permission for it to be translated to film.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Bubba cool...sequel? Thankyaverymuch!!!

    by Smart Mark

    Can't wait to see Bruce channel up the Elvis mojo and kick more undead ass. it's the role he was born to play again and again and again...hopefully!

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Bubba Ho-Tep at Wal-mart?

    by hippolyta

    Anyone else think that it's just wrong to see the Bubba Ho-Tep DVD at Wal-Mart for $11.99?

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Maybe I wasn't in the mood

    by Drunken Rage

    but I walked out of "Buba Ho-Tep." And I've enjoyed all the Don Coscarelli movies I've seen, but this one was just kind of... there. Would enjoy seeing more of the "Phantasm" series, though.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 12:51 p.m. CST

    i have the spanish version of the army of darkness poster on my

    by MiltonWaddams

    really. bad news bears.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Don Coscarelli is a great man, who always makes time for his fan

    by Doom II

    ..and for that reason alone, I wish him all the success he deserves. I met Mr Coscarelli at The Loft screening of Bubba Ho-Tep in Arizona and he stood in the lobby just chatting with his fans. He also had a Q & A after the screening AND signed autographs in the lobby. If you watch the Phantasm films, they really are beautifully shot for low budget movies. The editing is great, the music and atmosphere is perfect...Coscarelli is 5 times the director that Sam Raimi ever was, but for some reason, he still works outside of Hollywood. WHY? Raimi gets 125 million to make 2 so-so Spider-Man movies (I WAS the BIGGEST Spider-Man fan by the way) and Coscarelli gets another 1 million dollar budget for Ho-Tep 2. That's fair.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I agree-the original wasn't very good

    by beamish13

    fantastic trailer, but a very disappointing movie. The ending was so horrendously corny, and the whole movie was really good enough for maybe a twenty minute long short film. Nothing more

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Who else has succeeded with 3 great cult classics? The Beastmast

    by Sith Witch

    Don Coscarelli is awesome. If only he'd make a REAL Beastmaster sequel; the original is wonderful beyond words.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 6:46 p.m. CST

    "Shh! The beast is fierce!"

    by DocPazuzu

    Dar of the Emurites rules.

  • Oct. 11, 2004, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Best parts of Bubba

    by reelgriff

    Were the deeply poignant scenes of the elderly Elvis' regrets. That was great writing and acting. The tone was uneven, but it was still a suprisingly fine film...with a killer soundtrack...

  • Oct. 12, 2004, 3:16 a.m. CST

    The movie that could have been

    by Dr Farragammo

    Despite a badass performance by Bruce Campbell. I found this film to be a bore. But it wasn't the scipt or th actors fault. It was Coscarelli. The Phantasm movies blew and he's just not very good. I WANTED to love this movie, but besides a few great moments it was a lot of dead air.

  • Oct. 12, 2004, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Phantasm

    by Dr Farragammo

    Has Angus Scrimm always been old?!? How old is he now? How old was he in the first Phantasm in the 1970's? This guy had been 70 years old for 30 years or so! He's like a Dick Clark whose immortality didn't kick in till he was elderly! Fascinating. What is his secret? :-)

  • Oct. 12, 2004, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Bubba Who-Cares

    by Skraggo

    I agree with those couple of talkbackers who weren't that impressed by the first one. As a regular reader of AICN I was chomping at the bit to see Bubba Ho-Tep. When I finally saw it a couple of months ago..... eh. Boring. It had a certain amount of charm, but it was nowhere near the classic that Harry had made it out to be. So, with that it in mind, my expectations for "Shaun of the Dead," this site's other pet movie, are severely muted at this point. I love the site, but I swear... the unrestrained gushing over certain movies actually serves to overhype them and raise expectations to the point where disappointment is almost inevitable.

  • Oct. 12, 2004, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Hey, this reminded me of something I had forgotten

    by jim

    Did anyone win those Bubba Ho-Tep DVDs? Contest was way back in May or June to write an essay on Bruce Campbell. I don't remember ever seeing an announcement about the winners or their winning essays. Did I miss it?