The Elementals - Michael Rowe, Michael McDowell

So at every funeral after that, the head of the family stuck a knife through the heart of the dead person just to make sure he was really dead. They always did it at the funeral so everybody could see that it had been done and wouldn’t worry about the corpse waking up in the mausoleum.

 

Interesting. Other families hold wakes. Just saying. But I guess this is a horror story for a reason…

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