Hold your breath for the hopping undead in Mr. Vampire
“Mr. Vampire” grants useful skills to know what to do when you are attacked by hopping vampires. Forget holy water; you need sticky rice to deal with these things. Just make sure local traders don’t cheat you by mixing long grain rice with sticky rice. This will make it less effective in preventing the “vampirification” of injured and poisoned friends in the acrobatic brawl with hopping vampires.
A surefire way to stop a hopping vampire is to pin a Taoist talisman to its forehead. They can even be controlled and attack other vampires this way. Be careful not to sneeze, as this may blow the talisman, and then you’ll be out of luck, as the French say.
If you’re starting to turn into a hopping, stiff-legged vampire yourself, stay active! Dance like you would if you suspected you had restless leg syndrome but were never officially diagnosed.
The mirrors, as seen in “Mr. Vampire”, repel the jiangshi, even more forcefully than their western counterparts, so you’ve got this going for you, at least if you’ve been weaned on the rules of western vampire movies. This is possible to block the nostrils of hopping vampires so that they lose the scent of your breath.
A distinct danger of countryside locations overrun with hopping vampires is the possibility of ghosts with the face of “Pauline” Wong Siu-fung enchanting you and leaving you with “love bites”. As vampire attacks increase, the last resort is to try to fend them off with raw poultry by saying, “Big brother, eat the chicken!” Good luck and remember the most important rule of vampire hunting: just have fun with it.