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Twixt (2011)

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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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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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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2012 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Twixt Now and Sunrise  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.00 : 1
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The end credits song "Nosferatu" is performed by uncredited Coppola and Kilmer themselves. See more »


In the newspaper clippings folder, the clipping from "The Press" (revealing the "Devil lives in the clock tower" angle) shows an ad for a motel on the left side of the page. In that page a car is shown, a 1957 Ford. In the next clipping shown, another variation on the "Devil in the clock tower" angle on the children's murders, shows the date of the newspaper, from 1955. Unless this paper was still churning the Devil in the tower angle, and the children's murder was still front page above the fold news (dubious), the car shown didn't exist until two years after the murder/newspaper story. See more »


[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 The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) See more »


Never Underestimate a Woman's Touch
From "Calamity Jane"
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Don Novello
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Val Kilmer takes on Coppola's horror film Twixt
12 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has delivered some iconic films including the Godfather trilogy, The Outsiders, and Apocalypse Now, but when he decided to step back to start doing independent features again everyone wondered would he be able to keep producing these amazing films. His latest Twixt takes him into the world of horror and bring along Val Kilmer to lead the charge. Dose this strange looking film live up the quality we are used to or could this be the downfall of a once great filmmaker?

Twixt follows a struggling writer who arrives in a small town for a book signing but instead gets caught up in the mystery of a young girl's murder. As he gets deeper in the mystery the help of a mysterious ghost takes him on a journey that leads back to his own past and the truth of the story. This is one of those films that are going to be more of an acquired taste, you either like it or you don't not too much in the middle. The story is actually well crafted with the mystery being laced with the supernatural and never quite letting you know where it's headed until the very end. That doesn't mean it offered all that many twists and turns that you probably won't see coming, but everything works well together. Val Kilmer has delivered some real duds over the years and some may not see this as much better, but he does give one of the better performances in quite some time and carries the movie well. His supporting cast includes Bruce Dern and Elle Fanning who do a fine job with their characters, but this is all Kilmer's show. There are some strange choices with the story here, but Coppola clearly had a vision he stuck with and deserves props for that. Some of the effects weren't all that great and some appeared like they were either going for 3D or something off the SyFy channel, but still serves their purpose well enough to still maintain a decent film.

This is a strange film that doesn't deliver any real horror and leaves some of the ending up to interpretation, but has an old school feel to it that makes for an interesting experience. Is this a great film? No, but it is a brilliant filmmaker taking some chances to do what he wants and succeeds. A lot of the film was actually shot on Coppola's property which makes it an even more impressive feat that this film looks as good as it does. Coppola isn't breaking any new ground and most will look at films like these as the end of a much respected career, instead of the passion projects they actually are now.

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