Nightmare Alley (aka I'm something of a con man myself) with Julia McCarthy

There are freaks and geeks and Cate Blanchett's chic. This week the Horror Squad is talking about Nightmare Alley with special guest, Julia McCarthy.
Scare Level: Existentially disconcerting
Trigger Warnings: body horror, gaslighting, manipulation, gore, dead fetuses,

Nightmare Alley is Guillermo Del Toro's stab at doing a classic noir and Cate Blanchette is here to show all of you how it's done. Get ready for a devious psychiatrist named Lilith with femme fatale hair that doesn't quit.
  • Director: Guillermo Del Toro
  • Writers: Guillermo Del Toro and Kim Morgan based on the book by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Stars:Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen
  • IMDB says: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
  • Julia - Carnivale
  • Emily- The X-Files Episode "Humbug"
  • Ben - Basic Instinct
  • Jeremy - Diabolique
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