Bubba Ho-tep ★★★½

First time I've rewatched Bubba Ho-Tep since seeing it in the theater (at the Angelika, weirdly enough) back when it came out. And it holds up well, maybe even better than on first watch. The creature, while well designed, really takes a back seat to Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis being crotchety and weird - this is more of a hangout movie than a real horror flick, and that's fine.

My only real complaint is that Ella Joyce gets sidelined as the nurse. Joyce turns in a terrific, likable performance, but basically drops out of the film after Campbell tells her off. I would have liked more from her. That and we haven't gotten the promised sequel - can we get Kurt Russell in there as a dueling Elvis with Bruce Campbell?