Nightmare Alley Review: Guillermo Del Toro’s Carnival Noir Is Stylish As Hell, With A Standout Cate Blanchett Performance

Stan Carlisle walks away from a house on fire and ends up at a carnival. This is how Guillermo del Toro’s gorgeous noir “Nightmare Alley” begins, setting the mood for a wickedly enjoyable tale of freak shows, dark and stormy nights, innocent dames, morally bankrupt schemers, and a femme fatale to die for.

Adapted from the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham and the delectably dark 1947 film adaptation starring Tyrone Power, del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” is a carnival funhouse of earthly horrors. The filmmaker usually dabbles in the supernatural and has a fondness for monsters.

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