Nightmare Alley Puts Us On Another Guillermo Del Toro Ride
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The Official Trailer For Nightmare Alley Puts Us On Another Guillermo Del Toro Ride

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BY November 26, 2021

December 17th, 2021, is a big day for movie fans. Not only do we have one of the most anticipated films of the year with Spider-Man: No Way Home, but we also have something a little bit more star-studded and spooky. The official trailer for Nightmare Alley is here, and while we aren’t 100% sure what it’s about, we know that we want to see it.

Watch The Official Trailer For Nightmare Alley Below

Based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name, Nightmare Alley follows Bradley Cooper’s Stan Carlisle. The carny is a pro at manipulation, even when hooked up to a lie detector test. His career has him facing off against a variety of oddities, including Cate Blanchett’s Dr. Lilith Ritter, a psychiatrist with even more dangerous motivations than his.

The film marks Guillermo del Toro‘s first feature film as a director since The Shape of Water in 2017, which earned an impressive four Academy Awards. If it’s anything like his prior films, which also include Crimson Peak and Pan’s Labyrinth, then we can expect incredible set designs, imaginative themes, and a little bit of creepiness within the long 139-minute runtime.

Nightmare Alley includes an impressive all-star cast. Alongside Cooper and Blanchett is Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn, and Richard Jenkins. The trailer also hints at a captivating score by Nathan Johnson.

nightmare alley teaser trailer Image via Searchlight Pictures.

You can watch Nightmare Alley exclusively in theaters on December 17th.

Readers, let us know your thoughts on the official trailer for Nightmare Alley. There is a lot of stuff going on, and the mystery of the plot still seems like a mystery. But our expectations are high, and it’ll make for a great option for those looking for something a little different than its Marvel competition.

Featured image via Searchlight Pictures.


Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.

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