Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have done it again. The Nine Inch Nails frontman and his frequent collaborator have created unsettling scores for David Fincher movies such as The Social Network (for which they won an Academy Award) and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and now they’re set to do the same with Gone Girl.
A preview of the score for the film, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is available on the Nine Inch Nails website ahead of the Oct. 3 theatrical release, and it features a familiar mix of industrial sounds, electronic instrumentation and creepy atmospherics inspired by — of all things — spa music.
“Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors,'” Reznor told the Wall Street Journal. “The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.”