* ActorAllusion:
** The line "What are you kids, stupid or something?" is spoken, a reference to ''Film/ForrestGump'', in which Mykelti Williamson (who plays George) starred as Bubba.
** A Director Allusion as well: does the logo on the ambulance [[SnakesOnAPlane look familiar to you from another David R. Ellis film?]]
* FranchiseKiller: Though there was another one after it, ''The Final Destination'' was the film that brought the series past the point of no return. It was the biggest hit in the franchise since the first, largely thanks to the addition of 3D, but it was so poorly received by critics and fans alike that people stayed away in droves from ''Final Destination 5'', leading to that film's failure driving the final nails into the coffin (despite [[AcclaimedFlop generally being considered a much better movie]]).
* HeyItsThatGuy: It is amusing to watch the movies as if it were a MegaCrossover where you've got [[Series/SpecialUnit2 Detective O'Malley]]/[[Series/LoisAndClark Jimmy Olsen]], [[Series/CriminalMinds JJ]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nikki Sanders]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Sheriff Galen Tyrol]], [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]]/[[Series/LivingSingle Kyle Barker]], [[Series/{{Flashpoint}} Sam]], [[Film/AmericanPie Stifler]], [[Series/DawsonsCreek Jack]], [[Series/{{Millennium}} Lara Mears]], Film/{{Casper}}, [[Film/DieHard Lucy McClane]]/[[SkyHigh Gwen Grayson]]/[[Film/ScottPilgrimvstheworld Ramona Flowers]], [[JoanOfArcadia Cute Boy God]]/[[Film/GingerSnaps Sam]], [[Series/SoWeird Annie]], and [[Film/GingerSnaps Jason]] fighting to survive.
** In the first, second, and fifth films, the coroner is played by Creator/TonyTodd, also known as Film/{{Candyman}} and, crossing into "HeyItsThatVoice", [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen the voice of The Fallen]]. He also pops up in voice-only roles as the roller coaster and subway announcers in the third film.
** The fifth film also [[{{Series/Heroes}} West Rosen]], [[{{Series/Arrow}} the first Sarah Lance]] and [[Series/TheWalkingDead Amy]] as the main characters.
** [[{{Waiting}} Dan, the manager of Shenanigans!]]
** Apparently, [[Film/PercyJacksonandtheOlympians Grover]] gets crushed by a plane.
** The kid who met his end while cooking barbecue at the end of the second film...[[{{LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit}} didn't he torture Elliot Stabler because he pissed said kid off one times too many?]]
*** He apparently survived and now goes by the name of [[Series/{{Shameless}} Mickey Milkovich]].
** Oh, and [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nikki Sanders]] is also known as [[Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife Claire Redfield]].
** Isaac Palmer is [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Bolin!]]
** In the fifth film, FBI Agent Jim Block is [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Assistant District Attorney Ronald "Ron" Carver]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese dub of the original film has Alex voiced by Creator/TakeshiKusao ([[DragonBallZ Trunks]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Mao]], [[SergeantFrog Dororo]]), while Clear was voiced by Creator/RomiPark ([[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]], [[{{Nana}} Nana Osaki]]).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the early stages of ''Final Destination 2'', Tim Carpenter was envisioned as a 5-7 year old, but there was uneasiness in making a movie where such a young character gets killed in a gruesome fashion. In the movie proper, he was born 1986 and met his end on May 14, 2001, still making him the youngest victim in the series.
** James Wong of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' wrote a script for the show that was never used. This script was adapted into what would become the first ''Final Destination'' movie.