It was a bold move by studio Searchlight Pictures to release Guillermo del Toro’s . Nightmare Alley on December 17th, and while reverse programming can often lead to good business, it’s the riskiest game of the year going head-to-head with Spider-Man: There’s no way home at the box office.
Of course, the two projects both target completely different demographics, with del Toro’s first role since he won two Academy Awards for directing and producing. Shape of water set to take the audience on a tour through the secret facility of the American Dream, where nothing is as it seems.
Front Nightmare AlleyComing out soon, the first wave of reactions is now online, and it certainly looks like we’ve got another hit and well-received genre piece on our hands.
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Nightmare Alley follow Bradley Cooper’s Stanton Carlisle and Cate Blanchett’s Lilith Ritter, a psychologist and carny who is embroiled in a dark and twisted conspiracy that brings untold chaos and deadly dangerous results. Based on overwhelmingly positive initial feedback, we may be looking at a potential awards season contender as del Toro offers a fresh twist on the largely identified gimmicks and pitfalls. his career by providing a completely different kind of fantasy.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/first-nightmare-alley-reactions-praise-guillermo-del-toros-noir/ First Reactions to Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Praise Noir by Guillermo Del Toro