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A Definitive Ranking Of The 12 Best Vampire Defenses

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11. Burying a corpse facedown.

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According to an old Polish wives' tale, to prevent a corpse (turned vampire) from crawling out of the ground and killing everyone, turn the corpse facedown in the grave so, confused, they'll dig down thinking they are going up.

3. Stabbing them with a wooden stake.

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There are many conflicting theories about the effectiveness of wooden stakes on vampires — some say it's because the wood used to be a living thing, others say piercing a vampire causes them to bloat and then explode, and some say it only works if the wood is from an ash tree.

2. Shooting them with a silver bullet.

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Some think that silver on the skin of a vampire can burn them, but to kill a vampire using silver you must shoot it through their heart. Apparently lodging it anywhere in their body can slowly kill them via infection though too.