Bradley Cooper is Guillermo del Toro's monster in 'Nightmare Alley' : Pop Culture Happy Hour Nightmare Alley is a stylish neo-noir that's as seedy as its title sounds. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and is inspired by the book and 1947 movie adaptation of the same name. It stars Bradley Cooper as Stan, an ambitious 1940s drifter who joins a traveling carnival and learns to develop his own mentalist act. An encounter with a mysterious psychologist, played by Cate Blanchett, leads to a fateful and destructive turn of events.

Bradley Cooper is Guillermo del Toro's monster in 'Nightmare Alley'

Bradley Cooper is Guillermo del Toro's monster in 'Nightmare Alley'

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Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper in Nightmare Alley. Kerry Hayes/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper in Nightmare Alley.

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Nightmare Alley is a stylish neo-noir that's as seedy as its title sounds. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and is inspired by the book and 1947 movie adaptation of the same name. It stars Bradley Cooper as Stan, an ambitious 1940s drifter who joins a traveling carnival and learns to develop his own mentalist act. An encounter with a mysterious psychologist, played by Cate Blanchett, leads to a fateful and destructive turn of events.

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