Innocent Blood (aka A French Vampire in America) is a 1992 film. The gangster and horror genres come together head-on in this typically stylish and tongue-in-cheek offering from John Landis. The film is unique in that it is set and was filmed in and around the Pittsburgh, PA area. The "Little Italy" of Pittsburgh, a portion of the Bloomfield (Pittsburgh) neighborhood, clustered around Liberty Avenue, is recognizable in many of the film's outdoor urban scenes. Actors Tony Sirico and David Proval have supporting parts as gangsters, foreshadowing their roles in The Sopranos (which aired on HBO, a sister company to distributor Warner Bros. under the Time Warner umbrella).
In typical Landis fashion, this movie balances plenty of slickly directed thrills and gore with some moments of humour. Loggia's bewilderment at waking in the morgue to find a thermometer protruding from his stomach and the reaction of the wife of crooked lawyer Manny Bergman (Don Rickles) to the bizarre mayhem that ensues are good examples.
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Jul 12, 2005; Byline: By ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS HER grief - and anger - punctured every word, every breath, every tear that stained her face. Marie...