Enter Stanton Carlisle’s Dark, Twisted World in Official Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley”

In less than a month, Guillermo del Toro’s long awaited Nightmare Alley will debut in theatres, and in anticipation of the release, the studio shared a new trailer.

What’s Happening: 

  • Searchlight Pictures is giving audiences another taste of what to expect from Nightmare Alley with the latest trailer for the movie.
  • Debuting today on YouTube, the preview shows more of the bizarre world and dark relationships of Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), a carny who’s skilled at manipulating people but isn’t immune from being manipulated himself.  

  • The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham and was previously turned into a movie in 1947 starring Tyrone Power.
  • The 2021 remake is directed by Guillermo del Toro and features a star-studded cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, and Toni Collette.
  • Nightmare Alley arrives in theatres nationwide on December 17th.


  • “In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.”


  • Bradley Cooper as Stanton “Stan” Carlisle
  • Cate Blanchett as Dr. Lilith Ritter
  • Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately
  • Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein
  • Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle
  • Ron Perlman as Bruno
  • Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill
  • David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein
  • Holt McCallany as Anderson
  • Jim Beaver as Sheriff Jedediah Judd
  • Mark Povinelli as The Major
  • Mary Steenburgen as Miss Harrington