The carnival comes to town in the first trailer for Nightmare Alley

Lillith Ritter (Cate Blanchett). A release date for the UK has yet to be set. All the same, nice to see Cooper in a leading role for the first time in three years. One pertinent bit of knowledge for those unschooled in the carnival arts: a mainstay of the gnarly side shows traveling with the rest of the carnies, the “geek” was a performer who would shock and amaze crowds by biting the heads off of live chickens, then drinking their blood. The specifics of Stan’s many hoaxes and eventual…