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Dan Deacon says a few words at Comic-Con with Francis Coppola

Before showing sections of his low-budget horror film "Twixt" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday, Francis Coppola introduced his star, Val Kilmer, and his composer, Baltimore's Dan Deacon -- who in the fan-shot video above, speaks amusingly of the good-weird Comic-Con fans. Keeping the Edgar Allan Poe blaze burning, Coppola handed out Poe 3-D mask/programs and held one to his face to cue the audience to 3-D sequences.

He later had Deacon talk (see the fan-shot video below) about the history of live musical performance -- the inspiration for Coppola's idea to tour with "Twixt" on the road and present it as a visual-musical interactive experience.

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According to Anne Thompson, "Twixt" -- which in summary has remarkable similarities to the forthcoming "The Raven" -- stars Kilmer "as a seedy B-horror writer [who] is invited by the sheriff (Bruce Dern) of a small town to help him solve some serial vampire killings...Ben Chaplin stars as Edgar Allan Poe, who appears to Kilmer in dreams, and Elle Fanning, star of Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere,' plays a winsome vampire with buck teeth and braces. Alden Ehrenreich ('Tetro') co-stars."

For Thompson's coverage of Coppola at Comic-Con, click here.

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