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Guillermo del Toro’s Newest Nightmare

Nightmare Alley Cooper
Searchlight Pictures

With photos recently released of Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming feature, “Nightmare Alley,” the film promises to be a star-studded, dreamy-eyed thriller.

“Nightmare Alley” features Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett as a retired carnival employee and psychiatrist. Weird. What’s even weirder is that the two team up to con millionaires. But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the “Shape of Water” director.

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to del Toro’s films, the man has a vision and he sticks to it. The overall look of the movie seems to be very dapper and vintage. Toni Collete’s character sports stylish finger-waves and Bradley Cooper looks dashing with a mustache ready for finger-twirling.

Speaking of Collete, the actress has become somewhat of an icon for horror. Her role in “Hereditary” and “Velvet Buzzsaw” further established this status. Fans may be curious to see if her history in horror will play into “Nightmare Valley.”

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Rooney Mara and Willem Dafoe also star in the film, with Dafoe displaying major Indian Jones vibes in the stills released. Armed with an ensemble cast, I’m looking forward to seeing Del Toro’s signature filmmaking style in a heist story.


“Nightmare Alley” is set to release on December 17, 2021.