9 Mind-Meltingly Awesome Times Nine Inch Nails Improved Film Trailers

Because adding Trent Reznor makes everything better.

The first step in getting an audience to pile into the cinema begins with creating a compelling trailer; something that immediately grabs your attention and pulls you into the cinema by the navel. Special effects help, story teases likewise, and film marketeers will call on a veritable Pandora's Box of tricks to get ticket sales through. But there's one key ingredient, seemingly beyond all others that guarantees immediate impact in a movie trailer: a liberal helping of legendary industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. The man behind the brand, Trent Reznor €“ who plays the guitar, piano, keyboards, mellotron, synthesizer, bass, saxophone, tuba, and swarmatron - already impressively has an Oscar to his name for scoring The Social Network, but his musical imprint on the film industry doesn't end there. Reznor and Nine Inch Nails are responsible for some of the most effective trailers the industry has ever seen, and while the movies themselves don't always turn out to be great, the trailers most certainly did their job, thanks in no small part to the blistering musical accompaniment. So without further ado, let's take a look at some mind-meltingly awesome usages of Nine Inch Nails in film trailers. Click Next to begin!

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