’70s exploitation offered examined the intersection of traditional, gothic monsters with (then) modern American scene. Today this fish out of water element is largely forgone; vampires and werewolves are more likely to be love interests than atavistic monster.
Surely the greatest ’70s vampire was Prince Mamuwalde, aka Blacula, who we’ve already featured in the past. Even so, the two Blacula films also presented some very new sorts of vampires, including what is probably cinema’s first gay interior decorator vamp. Then there’s this fellow from the sequel, a hip brother whose sole complaint about being undead was his dismay at learning he couldn’t examine his own fine self in a mirror any longer.