Bubba Nosferatu, Bruce Campbell (The Horror Movie That Almost Was)

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Phantasm director Don Coscarelli's 2002 film Bubba Ho-Tep (watch it HERE, buy it HERE) is a favorite of mine. It stars Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis as a pair of nursing home residents who believe that they are Elvis Presley and JFK, respectively, and that a mummy is stalking the halls of the nursing home, feeding on the souls of the elderly. The end credits promised a sequel, Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires… but nineteen years later, there's no sequel in sight.

In the new episode of our video series The Horror Movie That Almost Was, embedded above, we dig into Bubba Nosferatu and try to figure out why the film hasn't been made, despite getting some big names attached to it, and why Bruce Campbell decided he didn't want to be in it anyway.

The Horror Movie That Almost Was series takes a look at 

the various horror projects that could never seem to get things off the ground, be it for budgetary concerns, creative differences, or just an ever evolving Hollywood landscape. We dive into every aspect and see just how close these films had come to cameras rolling.

The Bubba Nosferatu episode was Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A few more episodes of The Horror Movie That Almost Was can be seen below. For more, check out the JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.