At the end of the credits, we see that the Pizza Poppa is still hitting and smacking himself until... he stops, declaring that it’s over, in a funny wink not just to the spell being over, but the movie itself. What some fans might not realize though is that the entire idea of Campbell playing a character who keeps hitting himself is a riff on his character, Ash, in the Evil Dead 2. In that film, Ash’s hand becomes possessed and basically does the exact same thing to him. Until he cuts it off and replaces it with a chainsaw. So that’s just another level the brief, funny scene works on for fans of Raimi’s previous films. (You can watch it in the embedded clip above.)


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