In Dark ShadowsTim Burton's new goth comedy based on the 1966–1971 horror soap opera, Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire who is turned and buried alive in a chained coffinin by a witch in 1752 and accidentally released in 1972.

The timing couldn't be more perfect, not because it's a year after the original ABC series went off air, but because the '70s were arguably the best decade for bloodsuckers. Black vampires, lesbian vampires, X-rated vampires, and even vampires without fangs—the '70s had them all. In honor of this period ode, we present a gallery to sink your teeth into: Groovy Vampires from the 1970s.

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