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This Is The Army Of Darkness Scene That Sent Bruce Campbell To The ER
When Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi are in "Evil Dead" mode, Campbell is willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot. In fact, a particular slip-up from "Army of Darkness," which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023 and can be streamed on most VOD platforms, forced Campbell to take a trip to the emergency room.
While shooting the film’s climax, Campbell flipped a stuntman playing one of the Deadite skeletons over some stairs and ended up getting a cut on his face, which needed medical attention. On the film’s commentary track, Campbell revealed the hilarious interaction with the doctor assigned to him.
"The doctor that they got to sew me up looked in my face and there was already six or seven cuts on my face," said the actor. "He was like, 'Which one is cut?' And then, of course, he had to get his little dig in. As he stitched me up, he goes 'That one, these other cuts, they don't look very real.' It's like, yeah, but you didn't know when I first came in here which one was the real cut."
As he talked about on the "Army of Darkness" commentary track, Campbell didn't waste any time after getting stitched up and just headed right back to set. "I just came right back and got to work because you couldn't really tell if I had one extra cut on my face. It didn't matter. It wasn't like a soap opera, where you had to look perfect all the time."