Nightmare Alley Trailer is Guillermo Del Toro’s Carnival of Horrors

Nightmare Alley Trailer is Guillermo Del Toro's Carnival of Horrors

Nightmare Alley Trailer is Guillermo Del Toro’s Carnival of Horrors!

We have the first-ever look at the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new horror movie Nightmare Alley, from Searchlight Pictures, has arrived. reports that Nightmare Alley won’t hit theaters until December 17th, 2021, with Disney committed to a wide release 45 days before it hits streaming.

We have a first look at Nightmare Alley which stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.

The cast alone is making this a very highly anticipated film. What we know so far about the film goes as follows:

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.

Nightmare Alley is based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham which was published in 1946. This is not the first time the novel has seen itself turned into a film. The first was just one year later starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell, and this new take was written by del Toro and Kim Morgan.

Guillermo del Toro is known to have a great imagination and loves to play in the horror or fantasy realm. With films like Hell Boy, LOTR, The Hobbit, Shape of Water, Pans Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak, he definitely has a passion for this genre and storytelling.

Recently del Toro told this to Vanity Fair:

It has happened to me in the past with Crimson Peak, where people went in expecting a horror movie. I knew it was a gothic romance but it was very difficult to put that across. 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, but yes, the title and my name would create that impression.

Is this a creature film?

Now del Toro does confirm that the film indeed has monsters in it. However, they are not going to be the typical monsters you might expect or imagine.

After all the film is set in a carnival world where everyone is out to put on a show and pull one over on the next unsuspecting individual.