My friend who teaches at writing camp with me is from Vietnam. She told me about growing up watching Chinese vampire movies and that the vampire hopped. She said as a kid, it was very scary and it was not the hands curling around the coffin that was a scary vampire interest, it was when the toes popped up from the coffin.
Well, I couldn't pass this up, so I You Tubed it. Here you go - four minutes of hopping evilness:
A jiang shi is the proper name for the hopping vampire. It sleeps the day away (much like a teenager) in a coffin or dark cave. When it kills you, it sucks your life essence. There are a couple of ways to ward of a hopping vampire. A few are sticky rice, the blood of a black dog, and a spell written on rice paper. My friend said that when she was little, she copied those spells off the TV and kept them handy - just in case.