Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) is as described in the film a ''bargain bin Stephen King'' looking for his next book.
He's sick of writing stories of Witches and wants to switch the Horror up to something different.
While traveling around the country he ends up in a small town for a book signing, and when he hears that some murders happened in the town he decides to stay for a while, and finding out the legendary author Edgar Allan Poe stayed there, it makes his decision to stay much easier.
On the first night when he falls asleep, he's visited by a young ghost, V a.k.a Virginia (Elle Fanning) who apologises to him for not turning up to his book signing, and when he offers her a soda at the old hotel, she refuses, obviously scared of the place.
It's now up to Hall to find out more about the murders and if his story really sits in this old town.
I can't really say much more without giving away plot points which will take away from the film, and with it being what it is, you kind of need to watch and pay attention.
Essentially a 'What the hell is going on?' film, it borders many territories at times, never knowing where it really wants to be.
The first dream sequence is very Lynchian, but all after that are pretty simple and plain except that in all, they are like youv'e stepped foot into a 'Sin City' set. The imagery, despite being very low budget is beautiul.
It then skips between different styles, that of course sometimes feeling like Coppola's 'Dracula', Lynch's 'Twin Peaks', parts of Cronenberg's career, John Carpenter's career and so on.
Unfortunately some of the acting is atrocious, the best being Kilmer and Fanning, the rest not worthy of watching another film with them in. I think that the movie would actually be much better if it had better actors.
But then of course, it's a Francis Ford Coppola film, and he's slowly turning into Dario Argento and George A. Romero.
What do you mean I hear you ask?
Well, look at the old films by them writers/directors, then their new films.
Luckily he isn't there just yet and this was a worthy watch, I just won't be rushing to buy it on DVD or Blu-Ray.
(I watched it through Netflix).
The best thing about the 'Twixt' experience is that you do get confused, you do think it will get somewhere, and like I previously said, despite its low budget it still looks good.
The worst thing? The fact it doesn't really go anywhere in the end and to me has a disappointing ending.
Some people may love it, and although I won't tell you what happens, this next sentence might spoil it for you still, so if you don't like spoilers, skip to the next Paragraph.
The film as I now like to call it is suffering from 'Red State' syndrome. Yes that Kevin Smith so called "horror", remember the ending to that? Well that may give you some idea to the ending to this.
In all, still definitely worth a watch, but 'TWIXT' is alas exactly that.
Between good and bad, a perfect example.
From me: 5/10.
You can buy TWIXT here. Or watch on the American Netflix.