The recurring image throughout the new video is a black and white photo of a ballerina wearing a gas mask, all of which is overlaid with a giant spider. “Came Back Haunted” packs in a myriad of flashing, distorted clips interspersed with Renzor singing as the camera captures the footage in a near-epileptic state of jitter.
Both fans of twisted and mysterious imagery, NIN head Trent Reznor and Lynch last worked together on 1997’s Lost Highway soundtrack.
“It’s weird, oddly enough. It’s just a bizarre thing,” Reznor said of the video earlier this week to KROQ’s Kevin & Bean. “When we saw the first rough cut it was like ‘OK, this couldn’t be better.’ This is exactly what we were hoping it would be and it’s kind of indescribable and it’s not like any other video we’ve done. And that’s what we wanted.”