encounters of the spooky kind

The Chinese Hopping Vampire has to be one of the weirdest monsters ever to terrorize the screen that didn’t spring from Lloyd Kaufman’s imagination. Properly known as Jiang Shi, they arguably have more in common with Western zombies than they do vampires. The Jiang Shi are dead bodies reanimated by Taoist priests that suck the life force out of the living. They hop around stiffly with arms outstretched, tongues hanging out of their mouths, tracking down humans by listening for their breath.