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Have a happy Halloween with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A cross
- Rice, grain, or seeds
- Lots of holy water
- A stake made of ash, oak, or cedar
- An ax
- Some water
- A nail
- Some vinegar
Discourage the undead from wanting to bite you in the first place by wearing garlic around your neck; the pungent bulb is thought to repel vampires because it deters their blood-sucking cousins, mosquitoes.
If a vampire is approaching you, spill a bag of millet, seed, or rice in front of it. According to both Eastern European folklore and Chinese mythology, it will be unable to resist counting each and every grain, giving you time to escape.
Head for daylight
If possible, expose the vampire to the sun; maneuvering it into sunlight is a sure way to finish it off.
Toss holy water
Toss holy water at it. The challenge here is that you need a lot -- a few sprinkles won't do it.
Drive a stake
Time to come in for the kill. Take a stake made of ash, oak, or cedar and drive it straight through the vampire's heart and into something that will pin it -- like the wall, the floor, or its coffin.
Cut off its head
Once you have the vampire pinned, take an ax and chop off its head.
Once it's decapitated, make a big fire and toss both the head and body into it. Poke them around until they're reduced to a pile of ashes.
Dispose of the ashes
Throw the ashes into some water and rest easy, knowing the undead is undone.