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New Releases: 'Twixt,' a twisted Poe tale

New Releases: 'Twixt,' a twisted Poe tale


Available on VOD beginning Tuesday

Francis Ford Coppola's latest venture comes as another late-career trip into indie filmmaking, though more accessible than his previous efforts "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro." Val Kilmer plays an alcoholic horror writer who stops off in an eerie small town on a book tour and discovers a murder mystery that involves Edgar Allan Poe, a creepy preacher, a hotel full of dead girls, a grizzled sheriff and teenagers heavily into the occult. While the hero experiences strange visions that relate to a tragic incident from his past, Coppola revisits his own early B-movie days and riffs on the difficulties of the creative...