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Nightmare Alley Trailer Reveals Guillermo Del Toro’s New Carnival of Horrors

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Premiere trailer for the latest horror thriller Guillermo del Toro entitled Nightmare Alley finally released by Searchlight Pictures. This film will only be released on December 17, 2021 and only 45 days later will it be released on streaming media.

The first teaser continues to mention the mysterious character played by Bradley Cooper which begs the question “is he a human or an animal,” implying that Cooper’s character may have a lot of secrets behind his appearance. And from this teaser it can be seen that Nightmare Alley has an interesting art deco style that looks similar to the tone of The Shape of Waterand we get a glimpse of the circus arena, an excellent cast that is a perfect fit for a Guillermo del Toro film.

Based on the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham and the 1947 film starring Tyrone Power, this new version stars Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) as Stanton Carlisle, Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) as Dr. Lilith Ritter, Toni Collette (Heritary) as Zeena, Rooney Mara (Carol) as Molly along with Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse) as Clem Hoately, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Bruno, Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), David Strathairn (Billions ) as Pete, Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) as Ezra and Holt McCallany (Mindhunter) as Anderson.

Nightmare Alley Set in a world of carnivals and con artists, tells the story of a mentalist who teams up with a psychologist to trick the rich. The story centers on an ambitious man named Stanton Carlisle (Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with words. She then tries to find out about the mind-reading attraction of Mademoiselle Zeena, who performs with her husband. Stanton then has a relationship with a female psychiatrist named Dr. Lilith Krumbein (Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than she is.

For information, the project Nightmare Alley was in the midst of producing and shooting when news of the pandemic began to worry. On March 10, 2020, del Toro and Cooper deliberated and decided together that it was best to stop filming rather than risk someone falling ill. However, the six months it took the crew before restarting production was worth it, as del Toro edited some parts of the film that had already been shot and realized that some rewrites were needed. As del Toro explains, “We were able to go back six months between all of this and be able to analyze and see not only the character but what we needed to rewrite to be able to get back on set. If your pores are open, the film will find you.”

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