A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
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A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated. Written by
In the dream sequence, in which Hall Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe are discussing writing techniques, the poem Poe refers to is "The Raven", his most famous work. See more »
When Hall Baltimore first goes to the hotel in the dream he orders just a beer. The beer is set in front of him and has a large head of foam. In the next scene the foam is gone. When the scene resumes the foam is back. See more »
There was, once upon a time, a town not far from a big city. A road ran through, but there were only a few businesses. A coffee shop, a hardware store, a sheriff's office. And all kinds of people. Vagrants, run away teens, religious fanatics, retired seniors who, well, it was a town of those who wanted to be left alone. And so they were.
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Washed up writer Hal Baltimore (Val Kilmer) goes to a small town for a book signing where he meets the eccentric sheriff (Bruce Dern) who tells him about a mystery haunting the town. Apparently nearly a dozen young children were brutally murdered and no one really knows why so the writer decides to try and make this his next story. TWIXT was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola who apparently wanted to make a low-budget horror movie with his money and without any studio interference. This certainly isn't a horrible movie but sadly it's not a very good one either and it's really a shame that the story is so weak because there are some great things scattered around here. For starters, the visual look and style of the film were top-notch and I'd argue that this is probably the best looking horror film since Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING. I really loved the Gothic look that Coppola gave the picture and you really did feel as if you were watching one of those old horror movies from the 1960's and this includes the director's very own DEMENTIA 13. I really liked how during the flashback scenes Coppola would turn the screen to B&W with the exception of certain things in the frame (the ghost, the blood and so on) that remain in vivid color. The biggest problem with the picture is the fact that it's a horror movie and it's not very scary. Another problem is that it's a mystery and the entire events just aren't all that interesting. Then there are the dream sequences with Edgar Allan Poe (Ben Chaplin) showing up to help the writer. Kilmer certainly gives a very good performance in the lead as does Dern, Joanne Whalley and Elle Fanning. The performances were certainly a notch above what you typically see in a horror movie but sadly they are pretty much wasted. TWIXT is still worth watching for fans of the director but you can't help but call it a disappointment.
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