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    "Nightmare Alley" Is Guillermo Del Toro's Next Movie, And People Are Living For The First Teaser Trailer

    This looks SO Film Noir that I lit up a cigarette and put on a fedora after watching the trailer.

    If you're a fan of good movies and have good taste, then chances are you're familiar with the works of Guillermo del Toro — aka the genius behind such Academy Award-winning films like Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water as well as cult classics like Cronos and The Devil's Backbone.

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    Believe it or not, it's been FOUR YEARS (what is time?!) since his last film, The Shape of Water, came out. But that all ends now because the first teaser trailer for his next film, Nightmare Alley, just dropped. Check it out:

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    For the record, this is an adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name, which was also made into a movie back in 1947!

    The movie stars the always-dashing Bradley Cooper as, get this, a nightclub mind reader...

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    ...and the eternally-youthful-no-seriously-how Cate Blanchett as psychiatrist Dr. Lilith Carlisle.

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    And the whole thing is SO Film Noir that I lit up a cigarette and put on a fedora after watching the trailer. (In all seriousness, I am LIVING for the style in this film.)

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    Suffice to say, fans are already obsessed with what they're seeing, especially Cate Blanchett...

    cate blanchett as lilith ritter in nightmare alley i am OBSESSED! 🔥

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    Cate Blanchett playing a villain is all I need right now

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    Toni Colette, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are the main characters of Nightmare Alley, I don’t make the rules

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    cate blanchett as ruthless seductive villains is my favorite genre

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    when cate blanchett character's laugh maniacally everything's gonna go downhill for the protagonist

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    cate blanchett playing a hot manipulative psychiatrist is everything I could've asked for in my entire LIFE

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    ...and, honestly, this cast in general:

    Toni Colette, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are the main characters of Nightmare Alley, I don’t make the rules

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    There were also some good "Carol 2" jokes:

    Cleansing your TL with the gorgeousness of Carol 2– I mean #NightmareAlley. Perhaps a bloody thriller instead of the usual fantasy, but if it’s GDT I am so there. #FilmTwitter

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    BREAKING: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the set of Carol 2!

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    And, of course, appreciation for production design:

    holy production design look at NIGHTMARE ALLEY

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    NIGHTMARE ALLEY looks like GDT's served us a Film Noir Fairytale for adults, and I cannot undersell how rare, awesome, and exciting this is. Oh, and it looks fucking gorgeous. The rest of 2021 is packed.

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    TL;DR: This movie is BOUND to clean house come awards season.

    Nightmare Alley hits theaters on Dec. 17, and this is basically me until then:

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