The Twixt trailer is here, and while it gives us our first look at Francis Ford Coppola's latest film, the preview is just as mysterious as the creepy town where it is set. Val Kilmer stars as horror fiction writer Hal Baltimore, who passes through a tiny town where a mass murder occurred years before and where a new serial killer may be on the loose. Baltimore decides to investigate the murder as material for his new book and begins to unlock the murder mystery. He doesn't do it alone, though: he has help from his dreams, the local sheriff (Bruce Dern), ghosts, including that of a girl who simply goes by the name V (Elle Fanning), and writer Edgar Allan Poe. Oh, and did I mention the fact that the sheriff thinks murderous vampires are somehow involved?
As he begins to uncover the mystery behind the town, it looks as if Baltimore becomes a target of whatever insidious forces are at work. With its roving ghosts and vampires, the trailer reveals just enough to pique my curiosity without giving away too much. It's a sneak peek at a Gothic tale that Poe himself — ghost or not — might appreciate. Judge for yourself when you read more.