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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... See full summary »

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Sheriff Bobby LaGrange
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V.
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Poe
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Denise
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Sam
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Pastor Allan Floyd
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Flamingo
Bruce A. Miroglio ...
Deputy Arbus
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Melvin
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Caroline
Lucas Rice Jordan ...
P.J.
Fiona Medaris ...
Vicky
Katie Crom ...
Circe
Lucy Bunter ...
Library Assistant
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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 Production

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writer | murder | small town | stake | morgue | See more »

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Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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11 April 2012 (Belgium)  »

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Twixt Now and Sunrise  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Narrator: 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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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Like watching a PC adventure game e.g. Phantasmagoria!
24 July 2012 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I just saw it and really liked it despite all the negative things i heard about it. I liked it more than Tetro (6/10) and Youth without youth (4/10), Coppola's last two movies.

Twixt was like watching a PC adventure game like Phantasmagoria or Garbiel Knight adapted into a movie (showing only the video parts of the games). It was intriguing and had very nice digital cinematography and Gothic horror atmosphere. Plot and setting reminded me of In the mouth of madness as well as Twin Peaks. It was also nice to see Val Kilmer again.

As much as i love his masterpieces from the 70's, this small personal movie was also very interesting (though of course i'm not even comparing them). Coppola does what he wants to do, not caring about money and reviews and i respect that. A similar case (minimalistic too) was with Soderbergh's Bubble.

Overall i gave it a 6.5/10.

p.s. I read some people say that it is incoherent and the plot doesn't make any sense. I didn't have a problem following the plot and i understood what happened in the end quite easily. It isn't explained very clear (wisely in my opinion) but all the hints are there.


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