Sunday, July 24, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: Francis Ford Coppola gets strange with vampire horror film 'Twixt'

When the director of The Godfather starts goth-rapping over his own vampire murder thriller, you could say things are getting weird.
Except they were already pretty weird.
Nosferatu … Nosferatu … Eyes of blue … Me and you … Nosferatu … Nosferatu …

This was Francis Ford Coppola, chanting in his resonant baritone before thousands of sci-fi fantasy fans at Comic-Con’s Hall H during a presentation of his self-financed horror mystery Twixt, the story of a “bargain basement Stephen King” (played by Val Kilmer) who visits a creepy small town during a book tour and finds himself encountering ghosts, a leering sheriff, and a series of revolting murders.
Let’s rewind a bit.

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