|The old "use a windmill to form the shadow of a crucifix" trick.|
2. Toss the vampire into a bathtub filled with holy water and garlic. (The Lost Boys)
|One of the rather unattractive|
4. Shoot the vampire in the heart with a spear gun. (The Last Man on Earth)
5. While the vampire is standing on a frozen lake, use a rifle and shoot the ice so it cracks and the vampire falls into the water. This one is tricky because vampires aren't particularly fond of winter sports like ice skating. (Dracula, Prince of Darkness)
|"I spy a big cross on the ground|
7. Shoot the vampire with a crossbow and drag him into the sunlight. (John Carpenter's Vampires)
8. Lure the vampire onto a roof during a thunderstorm, and maneuver him so he's adjacent to a tall metal object so he can be struck by lightning. Visually interesting, to be sure, but one of the most difficult to accomplish. Not recommended. (Scars of Dracula)
|Not all bats like vampires!|
10. If you're sure it's near dawn, you can hop on a sturdy long table, run down it, jump on the drapes, and rip them down. The sunlight will disintegrate the vampire. If he tries to crawl out of the sunlight, use some candle sticks to form a cross and keep him from moving into the safety of shadows. (Horror of Dracula)
- Defeat the vampire in a swordfight (Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter), though this is very similar to stabbing him with a stake.
- Trap the vampire in the thorns of a Hawthorne tree. Actually, this won't kill the vampire, but it will keep him from going anywhere. You can then dispose of him using the traditional stake or just let sunlight finish the job. (The Satanic Rites of Dracula)
OK, I'm sure I've left some very memorable methods...so I'd appreciate the insight of other vampire movie watchers!