Trent Reznor Says 'Gone Girl' Soundtrack Was Inspired By Massage Parlor Music

The Nine Inch Nails frontman's newest score will unravel just like the plot does.

By Sasha Geffen

Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor and his partner in crime Atticus Ross are teaming up yet again to score a David Fincher movie. This time, it's the thriller "Gone Girl,"based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn.

Reznor and Ross have previously scored two Fincher films together, winning an Oscar for their soundtrack to "The Social Network" and a Grammy for the music they composed for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, the pair discussed some of the unusual inspirations behind their newest work.

"[Fincher] said, 'Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors,'" Reznor told the newspaper. "The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything's OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel."

But Fincher clarified that the unraveling soundtrack will match the movie's plot.

"The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that's attempting to give you a hug," he told the WSJ.

"Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, hits theaters October 3. Catch a snippet of Reznor and Ross's creepy new score from the trailer below.