Carnage! Beautiful carnage!

Acupuncture death-puncture. Fatal laser-eye surgery. The mother of all traffic tragedies. It can only be the trailer for the latest Final Destination deathfest – the fifth, to be precise. I’ll be honest, I’ve not seen any of the Final Destination movies past the second, but I loved the first two in my teen years and, let’s not kid ourselves, watching people die in sinisterly inventive ways is never going to get boring. Plus, just how cool is that new skull logo?

Of course, the only reason anybody really shows up for these films is to see the opening wreck-scene (check out a rundown of the first three over on YouTube). The first film’s airplane catastrophe still has me brimming with doom-filled thoughts of “What if?” every time I get near a plane. FD5’s cataclysmic (and, er, catalystic?) disaster takes place on a suspension bridge, and looks to be the equal of FD2’s highway pile-up – with added gravity/plunging-into-water issues to boot…



Amping up the hilarious/bloody antics is the promise that there’s a set of new rules at play here – and from what I can tell from the trailer, that includes a horror movie slasher who decides to off his fellow survivors in a bid to escape Death. Nice twist.

One last “Hmm, I may check this one out” musing: Tony Todd’s back! The series’ unsung hero, Todd (aka Candyman) returns as the creepy coroner who always seems to be around when teens get unexpectedly butchered. Wonder who that new serial killer could be. Sweets to the sweet…

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