Steven Quale was the second unit director of Titanic and Avatar before getting to make his own movies. He jumped in to the Final Destination franchise, which had by now pretty much done it all when it came to brutally wiping teenagers out of existance. He was joined by Eric Heisserer, who wrote the remakes of A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Thing, as well as Lights Out, Arrival and Bird Box.
They did what had never been done. They made a prequel instead of another story.
Sam Lawton is anout the cross the North Bay Bridge when he sees the bridge collapsing and only his ex-girlfriend Milly Harper surviving. So he keeps everyone off the bridge, which soon collapses. In case you haven’t seen any of these films before, Death will make them all wish they had just become ex-people then.
Luckily, Tony Todd is back as Bludworth. He takes a more involved role this time, telling the survivors that if they wish to live, they should kill someone who was never meant to die on the bridge.
Only Molly and Sam survive and they go to Paris together. Of course, they board Flight 180 and…we’re right back to the first movie.
Another major part of these films are the references to horror personalities. The fith film references William Friedkin, Tobe Hooper and William Castle.
Well, that was five movies from one franchise in a few days. We did it! We made it! Oh no, the computer is glowing! Instead of seeing my death coming, I’m just going to take whatever comes next. I’ve learned so much from these movies. Good bye, readers!