TWIXT (2011) Reviews and overview

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Twixt is a 2011 horror thriller feature film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern.

Narrated by Tom Waits, and with a reported budget of $7 million it was released to film festivals in late 2011.


Writer Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer), in career decline, comes to a small town during a book tour, and becomes involved in the murder investigation of a young girl. In a dream, he is approached by a youthful ghost named V (Elle Fanning), whose connection to the murder is unclear…


“People raised their hands in joy when Coppola announced he was returning to horror after his recent wobbly adventures in the arthouse (Youth Without Youth, Tetro). They’ll be begging him to reconsider – or perhaps just simply to stop – after seeing this.” Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

“One hopes Twixt doesn’t prove to be Francis Ford Coppola’s swan song — though if it does, this disarmingly cheeky, intermittently gorgeous trifle would create the perfect bookend to a career begun almost 50 years ago with the Roger Corman-produced schlocker Dementia 13.” Rob Nelson, Variety



In the United States, Twixt was belatedly released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Fox Home Entertainment on July 23, 2013.

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