Entzminger, Betina. "Fin de Siecle anxieties and cave endings: Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness." Mark Twain Journal. Spring-Fall, 2017, Vol. 55 Issue 1-2, p100, 13 p.
The publisher includes a synopsis, by guest editor Joseph Csicsila, (posted at http://www.marktwainjournal.com/volume_55A_springandfall.html) as follows:
Betina Entzminger adds to the discussion regarding the influence of Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court on Sam Raimi's 1992 film Army of Darkness. Having discovered that Raimi's original ending for the film (which was changed when the studio requested a more upbeat conclusion) resembles Twain's penultimate Sand-Belt scene with its discordantly dark tone and its cave setting, Entzminger suggests that both works reflect fin de siecle anxieties about the impact of new technologies in a rapidly changing world.