A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: CREEPSHOW

In “Father’s Day”, Aunt Bedelia’s father come to life after she spills whiskey on his grave. In Gaelic, the word for whiskey is translated as ‘Water of Life’, and is possibly a nod to James Joyce and his book “Finnegans Wake”. In the book, a builder’s laborer falls from a ladder and breaks his skull, but is revived when someone spills whiskey on his corpse at the wake. The story of Finnegans Wake, in turn, is based off an old Dublin street ballad.

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