BUBBA HO-TEP
2002, 92 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

THE KING OF ROCK VS. THE KING OF THE DEAD! Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, the stylish and funny BUBBA HO-TEP tells the "true" story of what really became of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home plauged by an evil Egyptian mummy. It seems he switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," and now he's lost his desire. But now he has the chance to save the other residents from losing their souls (not to mention their lives), so he teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident (who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy), and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle the mummy and save the nursing home. At once a fun sci-fi/horror romp and an exploration of aging, dignity and the meaning of life.


PHANTASM
1979, WellGo USA, 88 min, Dir: Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli burst onto the scene with his first horror film, an eerie and totally original cult classic. Two brothers discover something evil lurks within their neighborhood cemetery and soon find themselves battling the Tall Man, one of the scariest villains in horror history, played to masterful effect by Angus Scrimm.


THE BEASTMASTER
1982, 118 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets DOCTOR DOOLITTLE! Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger and the power of a god, Dar (a well-sculpted Marc Singer) can communicate telepathically with animals - a skill he uses to wreak revenge on a high priest (Rip Torn) who ordered the massacre of his people. Tanya Roberts and John Amos costar.


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