Sicilian Vampire

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Sicilian Vampire
SicilianVampire.Theatricalposter.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Frank D'Angelo
Produced by Barry Sherman
Frank D'Angelo
Written by Frank D'Angelo
Starring
Music by Frank D'Angelo
Cinematography Jeremy Major
Edited by Jeremy Major
Robin Gardiner Davids
Tim Nanasi
Production
company
In Your Ear Productions
Release date
  • November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04) (Big Apple Film Festival)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $11.3 million[1]

Sicilian Vampire is a 2015 Canadian horror drama film written, directed by and starring Frank D'Angelo. It also stars James Caan, Daryl Hannah, Paul Sorvino, and Robert Loggia. The film revolves around Santino "Sonny" Trafficante, a reputed mobster, who is bitten by a bat and turned into a vampire while at his hunting lodge. With his new abilities, Trafficante feels the need to right the wrongs in his life, while simultaneously trying to protect his loved ones.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The film tells the story of mobster "Sonny" Trafficante, who becomes a vampire after being bitten by a bat. He becomes imbued with supernatural powers, including the ability to speak to the dead.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

With an $11.3 million production budget, Sicilian Vampire is D'Angelo's highest-budgeted film to date. His three previous directorial efforts had budgets of "at least" $3.7 million, with actors being "paid in cash". The majority of Sicilian Vampire's budget went into securing high profile actors; in particular, James Caan and Paul Sorvino. Other aspects of the budget went into paying for "wildly expensive" 6K resolution cameras, which—according to Vanity Fair—are "the highest-resolution digital cameras readily available on the market".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Vadim Rizov wrote a piece in Vanity Fair titled "How Did an Oscar-Nominated Legend End Up in This Painfully Amateurish Horror Film?" He attended the screening of Sicilian Vampire at the Big Apple Film Festival and gave it a scathing review, writing that, as in all D'Angelo films, "continuity errors, plot inconsistencies, and baffling incompetence reign supreme."[4] Caan himself expressed both embarrassment of the film, and worry that his reputation in the industry could suffer after appearing in it, which he claimed was made necessary by his messy and expensive divorce.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

I Want to Live Forever: Official Soundtrack from the Feature Film Sicilian Vampire
Film score by Frank D'Angelo
Released April 28, 2015[6]
Recorded 2015
Genre Soundtrack
Length 52:24
Label Premium Sol Entertainment, Inc.[7]

I Want to Live Forever is D'Angelo's eighth studio album, and the official soundtrack album for Sicilian Vampire. D'Angelo released the album after signing a deal with RED Distribution, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.[7]

I Want to Live Forever: Official Soundtrack from the Feature Film Sicilian Vampire
No.TitleLength
1."Change"3:51
2."My Memory"4:07
3."I Want to Live Forever"4:03
4."Let Me Be"3:50
5."I Love You"4:33
6."Just A Gigolo"3:46
7."Fly Me to the Moon"3:26
8."Run Don't Walk"3:50
9."I Want to Live Forever (Remix)"5:19
10."Let Me Be (Remix)"4:38
11."You Are My Heart"4:14
12."You're My Reward"3:27
13."My Dark Soul (Instrumental Version)"1:58
14."My Dark Soul (Single Version)"4:02
Total length:52:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scarnici, Joe. "How Did an Oscar-Nominated Legend End Up in This Painfully Amateurish Horror Film?", Vanity Fair, published November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  2. ^ In Your Ear Productions Ltd.. "Frank D'Angelo's "Sicilian Vampire" Worldwide Premiere Slated for Big Apple Film Festival November 4th", PR Newswire, published November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  3. ^ In Your Ear Productions Ltd.. "'Sicilian Vampire' (Official) Synopsis", www.sicilianvampire.com, published April 30, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "How Did an Oscar-Nominated Legend End Up in This Painfully Amateurish Horror Film?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  5. ^ "James Caan is Desperate for Cash Amid Messy Divorce". Page Six. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  6. ^ "'I Want to Live Forever' by Frank D'Angelo", ITunes, published April 28, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  7. ^ a b In Your Ear Productions Ltd.. "Frank D'Angelo Signs with RED - A Division of Sony Music Entertainment", PR Newswire, published March 11, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.

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