This one looks interesting.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Based on Nightmare Alley
by William Lindsay Gresham
December 17, 2021
Nightmare Alley is an upcoming American psychological thriller
film directed by Guillermo del Toro with a screenplay by
del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same
name by William Lindsay Gresham.
" Nightmare Alley begins with an extraordinary description of a
carnival-show geek-alcoholic and abject and the object of the
voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision-going about
his work at a county fair. Young Stan Carlisle is working as a
carny, and he wonders how a man could fall so low. There's no
way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen
" And since Stan is clever and ambitious and not without a
useful streak of ruthlessness, soon enough he's going places.
Onstage he plays the mentalist with a cute assistant (before
long his harried wife), then he graduates to full-blown
spiritualist, catering to the needs of the rich and gullible in
their well-upholstered homes. It looks like the world is Stan's
for the taking. At least for now.
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