For the soundtrack to Gone Girl, Trent Reznor was tasked by director David Fincher to “think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors. The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.”
Now, fans of the Nine Inch Nails frontman’s soundtrack work are getting their first listen to the eerie soundtrack. The preview was offered up on the NIN’s website, which crashed after it was posted to the site.
Reznor collaborated with Atticus Ross on the project. This marks the third collaboration for Reznor, Ross and Fincher, whose previous team-ups include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network, the latter of which they won an Oscar for.
Gone Girl hits theaters on Oct. 3. It revolves around a man (Ben Affleck) who quickly becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s mysterious disappearance (Rosamund Pike). It’s based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel of the same name.