Official Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Calls to Mind…Tim Burton’s BATMAN?!


11/18/20211 min read

In the film

An ambitious young carny (Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.” Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn star in Nightmare Alley. One thing we need to make clear right off the bat? Nightmare Alley isn’t a horror movie. “It has happened to me in the past with Crimson Peak, where people went in expecting a horror movie. But yes, this has no supernatural element. It’s based completely in a reality world. There is nothing fantastic. It’s a very different movie from my usual,” del Toro tells Vanity Fair.

The movie adapts the novel by William Lindsay Gresham. Published in 1946, the novel spawned its first feature film just one year later starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell, and this new take was written by del Toro and Kim Morgan.

Nightmare Alley is on the way this holiday season from Searchlight Pictures, with the hotly anticipated film only in theaters on December 17.

Watch Official Trailer

Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) has returned with his brand new genre offering, Nightmare Alley, which finally has an official trailer. The footage from the film is nothing short of stunning, looking like del Toro's own take on Gotham City, calling to mind Tim Burton's Batman and its even more astonishing sequel Batman Returns.