This output from Francis Ford Coppola stars Val Kilmer as Baltimore and Elle Fanning (I swear to goodness, all those freaking Fanning girls look and sound exactly alike) as Virginia, is described as a horror thriller, but I think that's only because of the element of vampirism in it. And even that is really just a metaphor and doesn't have much to do with what the movie is ultimately about. But please don't ask me what the metaphor is because I have no idea.
Also don't ask me what the deal is with the town's clock tower that has seven faces that all tell different times. That's symbolic of something, I'm sure, but all the movie tells me is that time has no meaning. For the town? For Baltimore? Yes? No? Something more than that? You let me know.
Twixt is also quite funny at times, a trait that I found a welcome if not and unexpected surprise. The pinnacle scene being when Kilmer's character is trying to talk himself out of his writer's block and eventually ends up doing all kinds of voices and impersonations, including Marlon Brando. Very funny stuff, Val, excellent job! The character of Bobby LaGrange also serves as much of the comic relief as he is very much the odd duck of this town. He's into Baltimore's books when nobody else knows who he is, and he has a morbid fascination with the dead body in the morgue and making it into a story with Baltimore. There's more to that at the end, of course, but until then, LaGrange exudes this weird maniacal excitement about the whole situation in his town which makes for a fun introduction to the story for Baltimore and for the audience.
Whether you watch Twixt for Coppola or Kilmer, for the story or the visual element, I don't think you're going to be too disappointed in what you see. It offers up some great performances, and interesting and stunning images that despite any confusing elements to the story make it one to see for any film fan.