WHY DOES NEW MEXICO HATE ELVIS? 

WHY DOES NEW MEXICO HATE ELVIS?

I used to be the King of Rock-and-Roll, but now I m the prince of the damned! That s the infectious hook in the opening number of Fang You, Fang You Very Much, a little musical screenplay the pesky Fly has been shopping around in which a teenage Elvis impersonator from Vegas meets a voodoo priestess in Tupelo seeking the kind of immortality you can only get by becoming a vicious blood-sucking vampire. Why not? There seems to be a market for this sort of tripe, er, thing. The new Bruce Campbell film, Bubba-Hotep, depicts an Elvis impersonator and a black man who thinks he s JFK battling a mummy in a retirement home. And now, in a recent, unanimous vote, New Mexico s State Investment Council agreed to loan $7.5 million to a private entertainment company to fund the shooting of Elvis Has Left the Building, a Kim Basinger film about a professional cosmetics rep who travels from Memphis to Las Vegas, leaving a trail of dead Elvis impersonators in her bloody wake. Memphis, Vegas, dead Elvises, ancient evil -- who could ask for anything more?

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