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Nightmare Fuel / Final Destination 5

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  • Candace Hooper's death. The nail which was on the gymnastics beam was bad enough. It looked like she was going to slice her Achilles tendon open or something. The actual death takes it Up to Eleven: her broken and bloodied body twitches several times, along with her femur sticking out of her leg.
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  • The LASIK surgery scene. Holy crap. Even if LASIK doesn't work that way, which should be comforting, but really isn't.
  • The whole concept of "Taking another's life for yours": if you're on Death's list, you can kill a person who wasn't even on Death's list, be it on purpose or by mistake, they take your spot on the list and you get their lifespan and you're home free. Sounds fair and well, but then conflict comes in, do you have what it takes to kill a completely innocent person who wasn't even on Death's list, just so you can live longer? It gets worse as you realize that even if you do kill a person, you don't know how long they were even gonna be alive! For all you know, the person can either live for a long time before dying or suddenly die the next day, week, maybe even next hour. The countdown to your impending death doesn't help things either.
    • And, to make it worse, you still count as Death balancing the book. Your victim might have had a natural death planned for them, but you won't. And you won't be able to get agency over it by taking your own life, because Death will stop that too. It will be some horrible, graphic, convoluted accident that you won't see coming. If you are lucky, it will at least be quick, but that's sadly unlikely.
      • Even then, Death will get you even if you do keep killing people - eventually you'll be labelled as a "Serial Killer" (probably by one of Death's "servants") who will arrest you and put you in prison, so that you can't keep killing people... which means your biological clock will eventually run out and Death will get you.
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  • Issac getting impaled on acupuncture needles, almost burning to death and having his head crushed by a Buddha statue... Just... Damn. Sure, the bloke in question was a complete Jerkass and being incredibly racist to the receptionist but damn was that harsh.
  • What is with that noise when that wrench gets launched into Dennis’ eyes?
    • His fate in the premonition isn’t very great either, he gets boiling tar poured over him. You can hear his muffled screams of agony as he slips out of his skin to fall to his death.
  • The way Sam and Molly are killed during the Flight 180 plane explosion. Molly gets thrown out a hole torn in the cabin and bisected by the plane's fin while Sam is visually roasted alone. The scene is even slowed down to show the fire engulfing him as he screams in pain. Yeesh.
    • Sam’s death is even creepier when you notice that it is almost shot exactly like Alex’s death in the original film’s premonition.
    • The moment you realise that Death has been playing the long con from day one and that Death is in fact, malicious and not just some force of nature doing its job! Not one of the survivors from 5, 1 or 2 were ever meant to have died prior to where they did - the premonitions were merely Death getting them to the right place in the right time. To wit - Sam and his friends were meant to escape the bridge and die in their pre-destined deaths so that Sam and Molly could get on to Flight 180, where they were always meant to die. For a moment, it looks like Death's plan is going wrong and the victims of 2 will survive... until you realise that Death gave Alex the vision to get that group off the plane so that they could die their pre-destined deaths which every character in 2 either witnesses or is affected by in some way so that they can escape earlier "unplanned" deaths and be in the pile-up - Kat survives because Terry is run over by a bus so she doesn't get to the B&B she was staying at that had a gas leak; Thomas survives because he had to clean up Billy's remains; Kimberly survives because she stopped to watch a news report on Todd's death and didn't die with her mother in a car theft/heist that her mother was shot in; Rory avoided the theatre that collapsed because he was so disgusted by Carter's death that he went home instead; Eugene avoided Death because Valerie Lewton died and he was transferred to a new school and avoided being stabbed, the fate of his replacement teacher at his old school, literally the day he was transferred... So, is that where the victims of 2 are meant to die - in the pile-up - you ask? Nope - once again, Death gives Kimberly the vision so she freaks out and they survive the pile-up so that they can die as planned throughout the events of 2. This also means that Brian, who was saved by Thomas saving him from being hit by a truck, was always on Death's list and just didn't know it - he was always meant to be saved, so that he could be blown up by the barbecue later. Yep, Death planned one big honking massacre for twenty four people who had no idea they were doomed from the moment they existed.
  • The bridge collapse scene.


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