29 July 2013 12:03 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt” should have been a momentous occassion. One of the most important directors of the ’70s returning to the world of horror for the first time since the vastly underrated “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” And yet the film barely got released after a festival run and now comes essentially straight to DVD and Blu-ray for most viewers. It’s a mess. No doubt.

But Coppola’s cinematic dream (the film was literally inspired by one that the writer/director had) has some strong visuals and decent performances. It’s more a forgettable footnote than an out-and-out disaster, although the scenes that don’t work and ideas that feel half-baked are bad enough to make me understand why so many hated it at Toronto.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

You don’t need to be told via the special features on the Blu-ray of “Twixt” that the film is based on a dream. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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