Nightmare Alley

... not the kind of horror and/or fantasy genre exercise fans have come to expect from [me]. ” Guillermo del Toro, Director

NIGHTMARE ALLEY, the same name by William Linday Gresham, is Academy Award-winner Guillermo Del Toro’s take on the classic noir-thriller.

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a travelling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

MA 15+
139 MINS

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