Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's Horror Movie Twixt
08.03.11 by Ryan
Francis Ford Coppola's latest takes him back to the horror genre that launched his career. Twixt is set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and Coppola and American Zoetrope have released an extended teaser trailer for the movie.
Twixt is an Edgar Allan Poe–inspired independent horror movie that stars Val Kilmer as a struggling horror writer who stumbles upon strange happenings in a small California town. Coppola revealed some footage from the movie at the last month's Comic-Con, some of which was in 3-D so the audience was supplied with Edgar Allan Poe paper masks with 3-D glasses built in. Coppola revealed to Hall H (via Wired) that he isn't a fan of watching an entire 3-D movie.
I always loved 3-D. I mean, my attic in Point Lookout when I was 13 was littered with red and green gel, and motors, as I was trying to invent the spinning disc that would enable glasses not to be necessary. Although for me — and this is just a personal opinion — I don't like watching 3-D with glasses. I enjoyed very much Avatar, but I confess that I took the glasses off during much of the movie. And whenever I saw the images start to show that it was going to be 3-D, I put them on and saw a wonderful sequence, and then I took them off again.
While Twixt is currently without a release date, Coppola says he would like to take the movie on a live tour.
What I'd love to do is go on tour, like a month before the film opened, and go to all the cities myself, with my collaborators, with live music and actually perform the film for each audience uniquely for them — a different version for each audience. That's what opera was like.
Coppola tried a "dress rehearsal" of the tour, providing live voiceover and putting together different mixes of certain scene montages to the reportedly "enthusiastic" and "intrigued" crowd. "Cinema has some real surprises up its sleeve," said Coppola. See if Coppola has provided a few surprises in the trailer below.
Twixt co-stars Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Ben Chaplin.