Watch: First Lengthy Festival Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt'

August 2, 2011
Source: TIFF

Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt

"What are vampires but witches that suck blood?" The first official trailer, running nearly 4-minutes long, for Francis Ford Coppola's horror Twixt has arrived thanks to the Toronto Film Fest (via Vlicious). This is a similar extended promo reel that Coppola showed at Comic-Con before he went on to remix and re-edit it live right in front of us. Twixt stars Val Kilmer as a hack horror novelist and Elle Fanning as the young ghost girl he meets in a small town; this also stars Bruce Dern, Alden Ehrenreich and Ben Chaplin as Edgar Allan Poe (seen above). It's probably not what you're expecting it to be, but it might be interesting anyway.

Watch the first official festival trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt, via TIFF on YouTube:

This gothic indie follows a hack horror novelist (Kilmer) as ghostly visions in a bizarre small town lead him to explore the murder of a young girl (Fanning). That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious ghost named V. Coppola says the story is "inspired by the eerie writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe" and came to him in a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul. Twixt is both written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola, of classics like The Godfather I-III, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Youth Without Youth and Tetro most recently. Coppola is planning a 30-day tour before American Zoetrope is releasing it. In the meantime, Twixt will also play at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Not at all what I was expecting! This flick has the polished look and feel of a TV mini-series! I'll still check it out, way of Netflix!

Spider on Aug 2, 2011


Hmmm...  starting to look interesting.  Also, BRUCE DERN!

JL on Aug 2, 2011


looks great. def. going to check it out at the theaters.

quityosleanin on Aug 2, 2011


this is a joke right?

Harrisj2k on Aug 2, 2011


Looks unbelievably bad.

someguy on Aug 2, 2011


Really? Father Guido Sarducci looking like a bad E.A. Poe? At this point it's looking like a real uphill climb ...

Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011


I'd see it just because of him.

tommyturner on Aug 3, 2011


All too true. Besides, how many chances does the the good padre have to grab an Oscar? Or sainthood?

Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011


Wow it looks terrible.

DesinaCoda on Aug 2, 2011


Looks like one of those low budget direct to video horror that wouldn't be getting much, if any, attention if not for the fact that it is directed by Coppola...though considering his work in the past few decades (Jack[1996]...) I'm surprised people even care when he is involved. 

Duke on Aug 2, 2011


Hmm, seemed interesting, but... Its been hyped with the fact that Dan Deacon is doing the music and i thought - read from some interview at ComicCon - that they are thinking of going on like a tour with live music or something.. There was almost no music in that trailer... 

coswell on Aug 2, 2011


The story is interesting, but it looks like it was shot by Tommy Wiseau for the most part. I'll still watch it though, Francis Ford deserves the chance.

Alex Williams on Aug 2, 2011


Great Cast, Great Director, Looks Terrible.

matt on Aug 2, 2011


Looks kinda boring to me... but I love the title...?

fem!anon on Aug 2, 2011


Vivid dream in Istanbul haha.  I wonder what that really means...

Gerstein Musmanno on Aug 2, 2011


Vampyres (1975)  reference maybe?

Davide Coppola on Aug 3, 2011


i dont know

kwame adansi on Aug 2, 2011


Looks OMazinG! Absolutely love the trailer. Elle <3

Davide Coppola on Aug 2, 2011


Love Bruce Dern and the trailer gives of a David Lynch feel or Stephen King tv-series feel can`t decide. Will watch it 

Loser on Aug 2, 2011


Something for a boring weekend afternoon...I'll see it...

Bwhite4star on Aug 2, 2011


How? Why?

Godstrike on Aug 2, 2011


Damn, lots of hate in here! I think it looks amazing and seeing the panel at Comic-Con and hearing what they want to do with it has me really excited. Can't wait 🙂

Erika Payne on Aug 2, 2011


Looks very digital (in a very bad way)... ... but can anyone say ALAN WAKE?

Ryderup on Aug 2, 2011


Too bad this doesn't seem to have the production value or look of Dracula.

Ryderup on Aug 2, 2011


Something boring this way comes...

Boo! on Aug 2, 2011


A good screenplay gives you the ability to think and involve yourself in the movie.  You'll root for the character ...take the journey with him on his quest for good and just when you think you have him pegged he changes and you don't recognize him.  This seems to be metaphysical, a dream which is real and what we will see ensue from that point on.   I'll hold my opinion until I watch every minute of this movie. I have faith in Coppola and in Val, after all an Actor takes a part to challenge himself, to do something he has never done before, something that appeals to him, and just maybe a part that reveals something about himself or resonates within him.  We will have to wait and see. On a personal note; I can't wait to see what Coppola has done with his dream.

Bernicepolicastro on Aug 2, 2011



God on Aug 3, 2011


Narration by Tom Waits makes this something of interest to me.

Kevin on Aug 3, 2011


Looks interesting to say the least.

Sean Kelly on Aug 3, 2011


Was that Val Kilmer's ex-wife playing his wife in the movie via webcam?

Conrad Williams on Aug 3, 2011


Sorta makes you wonder if Coppola shouldn't have made a movie based on ALAN WAKE instead? :/

David Banner on Aug 3, 2011


That has to be the one of the worst trailers I've ever seen.

Mjacinto on Aug 3, 2011


Alan Wake, anyone?

Alex O on Aug 3, 2011


Definitely on a Twin Peaks meets all those other weird 'small town' films. I'm going to save up and go visit small towns around America, I bet they are completely normal and nothing ever happens, apart from crystal meth incest.

Crapola on Aug 3, 2011


This reminds me a lot of Alan Wake

Anonana on Aug 4, 2011


Coppola have not made anything interesting in almost 30 years. Just quit!

ole on Aug 21, 2011

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