Trent Reznor says ‘Gone Girl’ score was inspired by “bad music” heard in massage parlours

Nine Inch Nails frontman has provided music for his third David Fincher collaboration

Trent Reznor has said that his score for the forthcoming Gone Girl film was inspired by music heard in massage parlours.

The Nine Inch Nails musician has again teamed up with director David Fincher (right) on the film, following their work on The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal about his latest project, Reznor revealed that the Gone Girl score is like a “curdled” version of relaxation music.

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

David Fincher also spoke to the publication, disputing Reznor’s claims slightly. “I said a spa, not a massage parlour!” he argued. “I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, we need to tap into this. The movie is about the facade of the good neighbour, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that’s attempting to give you a hug.”

Gone Girl tells the tale of a man accused of murdering his wife after she goes missing on their fifth anniversary and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It opens in cinemas in the UK on October 3. Scroll down to watch a trailer now.