Come and get it, you undead sacks of shit.
One of my personal favorite films is Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep, released in 2002. Based on a novella penned by Joe R. Lansdale nearly ten years prior, the movie starred Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley (or was he merely an Elvis impersonator…?), who happens to be alive in a nursing home – a nursing home being preyed upon by a mummy. Yeah. It’s wacky. And fantastic.
For years, Coscarelli has been trying to get sequel Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires off the ground, but at this point I’m no longer holding out hope. It’s probably never going to happen. That being said, I’m incredibly excited to report that Lansdale has taken it upon himself to pen a full-length prequel novel to his brilliant 1994 alternate history novella!
Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers is coming soon from Subterranean Press!
Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a handful of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension who have taken up residence in a New Orleans junkyard.
Besides Elvis, among these righteous warriors is a hammer-wielding descendant of John Henry of railroad fame; a Blind Man who sees more than those with sight; Jack, a strategic wizard; and Elvis’s right hand man and journal writer, Johnny, all thrown in with Raven (real name Jenny) a female recruit who is also a budding pop star – and like Elvis, high on the charisma chart.
Their leader is none other than Colonel Parker, Elvis’s cutthroat manager, and a warrior himself, directly in contact with President Nixon… or possibly one of his doubles.
It’s an unnerving peek into a secret world, and a possible delusion. It’s what happened before Elvis, aka Sebastian Haff, found himself in an East Texas rest home, mounted on a walker, fighting an Egyptian mummy and worrying about a growth on his pecker.
Strange monsters, wild fights, sex with a beautiful ghost, a drug-induced trip into another dimension, and all manner of mayhem ensue, along with a Mississippi riverboat ride on a giant paddle wheel, and of course, there will be 3D glasses, fried peanut butter and ’nanna sandwiches, and a few hard working zombies.
Bring the kids, but plug their ears and blindfold them. This is one wild and nasty ride to the dark side, but with laughter.
The novel is set for release in October and you can pre-order your copy today!