‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer from Guillermo del Toro

Starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette. Searchlight Pictures have released the new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated movie Nightmare Alley. The film is the sequel to the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water.

‘Nightmare Alley is the story of an ambitious carny who can influence people with just a few carefully chosen words hooking up with a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.’

Although it’s about a very serious topic and directed by a renowned director, it’s a straightforward noir film. “This has no supernatural element,” del Toro stated in a interview with Vanity Fair. “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].” However, he added, “I wanted to do the universe of the novel, which is a little gritty, but also strangely magical. It has a very strange, mystical allure—and mythical.”

The cast also has more stars, including Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr., Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Blake Nelson.

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“Nightmare Alley” will be released in cinemas on December 18. It was shot in and around Hamilton, Ontario, and Toronto.

Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro was born on October 9, 1964. Del Toro was brought up by his Catholic grandmother and became interested in filmmaking when he was a teenager. A few years later, he worked on making his own short films and studied makeup and effects with Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)). In 1985, Del Toro produced and executive produced his first feature film, Dona Herlinda and Her Son. His first company, Necropia, was formed in the early 1980s after he spent almost a decade as a makeup supervisor. During this period, he directed and produced television programs for Mexican TV, as well as taught film classes.