Words do not suffice… this man has chosen to dress up as one of my greatest enemies… the QWOP guy

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Twixt: Francis Ford Coppola’s Interactive Phantasmagoria

Miguel Penabella | 31 July 2011

     What is it? Interactive cinema? Experimental storytelling? Just plain gimmick? Call it what you want, but director Francis Ford Coppola’s approach to his upcoming independent horror film Twixt looks undeniably intriguing. The film centers around a pulp horror writer (Val Kilmer) on a book tour who stumbles upon a murder mystery involving a young girl. A number of strange occurrences ensue, including the possibility of a vampire intervening in the story. Inspired by the Gothic and Romanticist imagery of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Coppola’s movie arose from a nightmare in which he envisioned a “gothic romance setting,” prompting the director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, amongst many others) to begin filming at his own estate in northern California’s Napa County. The film stars Elle Fanning as a young girl cryptically dubbed “V” (Guy Fawkes has nothing to do with this), with early Comic-Con pictures instantly recalling young actress Chloe Moretz’s work in Let Me In with her bloody visage and ghostly demeanor.

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