"Nightmare Alley" is an American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
The starring cast includes Bradley Cooper as Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle, Cate Blanchett as Lilith Ritter, Toni Collette as Zeena Krumbein, Willem Dafoe as Clem Hoately, Richard Jenkins as Ezra Grindle, Rooney Mara as Molly Cahill, Ron Perlman as Bruno, David Strathairn as Pete Krumbein, Mary Steenburgen as Miss Harrington, Holt McCallany as Anderson and others.

Here are "Nightmare Alley" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Nightmare Alley movie?

SearchlightPictures on Thursday, November 18, 2021 released the trailer for "Nightmare Alley" you can watch here:
NIGHTMARE ALLEY | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Nightmare Alley movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Nightmare Alley" movie plot summary.

Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words, hooks up with Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.


Who plays who in the Nightmare Alley movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Nightmare Alley" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Bradley Cooper  as Stanton 'Stan' Carlisle
Cate Blanchett  as Lilith Ritter
Toni Collette  as Zeena Krumbein
Willem Dafoe  as Clem Hoately
Richard Jenkins  as Ezra Grindle
Rooney Mara  as Molly Cahill
Ron Perlman  as Bruno
David Strathairn  as Pete Krumbein
Mary Steenburgen  as Miss Harrington
Holt McCallany  as Anderson
Tim Blake Nelson  as Carny Boss
Jim Beaver  as Sheriff Jedediah Judd
Paul Anderson
Mark Povinelli  as The Major
Romina Power
David Hewlett  as Dr. Elrood
Clifton Collins Jr.
Dian Bachar  as Fee Fee the Birdgirl
Lara Jean Chorostecki  as Louise
Troy James  as Snake Man
Tim Post  as Armed Guard#1
Linden Porco  as Brofo
Drew Nelson  as Humphries
David Tomlinson  as Army Personnel
Jesse Buck  as Frail Thin Man
Lili Connor  as Woman in a Floral Dress
Danny Waugh  as Copacabana Piano Player
Matthew MacCallum  as Tattooed Swordsman
Calvin Desautels  as Policeman
Neil Whitely  as Butler
Stu Arthur  as Deputy
Will Conlon  as Armed Guard #2
Mike Hill  as JoJo the Dogboy
Bobbie Peterson  as Salvation Army Chorus
Keith Lukowski  as Security Guard
Kim Janveau  as Ambrose Carnival Patron (BG)
William David Hobbs  as Office Worker

Release date

When is Nightmare Alley movie release date?

"Nightmare Alley" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 17, 2021 distributing by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina and Forum Hungary.


What are Nightmare Alley filming details?

The duration of the film is 139 minutes.

"Nightmare Alley" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in January 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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