An elderly, incontinent Elvis Aaron Presley teams up with a deeply incognito John Fitzgerald Kennedy to wage an epic battle against an ancient Egyptian mummy intent on sucking the souls out of…nah, to say any more would be to spoil the moment of discovery.
This is the short story that grew into the script that became the cult classic movie, Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. Gonzo doesn’t begin to describe it— it’s pure, unadulterated Mojo Storytelling. Nothing if not weird, but also filled with incredible pathos, hope, and… well, more than anything, truth. For all its absurdity, Lansdale has written something that’s just deeply true. “Bubba Ho-Tep” is 35 pages that will change the way you think about The King, the elderly, and the undead… forever.
Where to Get It
Straight outta Luxor, beneath them tall, tall pines:
About Joe R. Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale is the Champion Mojo Storyteller of East Texas and beyond. He writes everything from High Horror to Straight Western to Modern Crime to Bildungsroman, and some children’s books, too. He’s got a new YA book on the shelves—All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky—which we didn’t publish, but don’t let that stop you. Get more Lansdale in your life!
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