He's the iconic Nineties musician done good. From creating seminal alternative rock music with Nine Inch Nails to winning an Oscar with Atticus Ross for scoring The Social Network, the 49-year-old has carved out a blazing career path. He reteams with director David Fincher and Ross for their third collaboration together after The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The trio are putting the dread in, er, dead with crime thriller Gone Girl. A self-confessed "film addict", getting to work with Fincher has been a dream come true for Reznor who said he has always felt an affinity with the filmmaker's dark work. It's no surprise then, that when it comes to one of his favourite flicks of all time it's something equally as disturbing, from the master of body horror himself - David Cronenberg. Trent Reznor shares his Five Star Film with Graffiti.
'That's another tough question but some of my favourites would be Blue Velvet, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Taxi Driver. David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers is a Five Star Film though, that just popped into my head. The tone of Cronenberg's films are amazing, particularly that one. It was very inspirational to me in the writing of a couple of albums -The Downward Spiral and The Fragile. It's as well as that sense of dread when you're not sure what's going to happen but you can tell it's just not going to work out. It's not going to have a happy ending and I related to that. His sense of body horror really touched a primal instinct in me. I almost said Videodrome but that's more of a guilty pleasure... I love that movie as well."
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Sydney, Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. Previously seen as a presenter on SBS Viceland’s nightly news program The Feed and as the host of Cleverfan on ABC, she has been a journalist for over 15 years.
Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who’s Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2018. Who’s Afraid? is being developed for television by the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally on October 31, Halloween, 2017 and is a twist on The Little Mermaid meets Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, was released on Halloween, 2018 and nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019. Her fifth novel set within the share supernatural universe is due for release in October, 2019.