‘Final Destination 5′ Trailer: Death’s Usual Bag of Tricks

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Final Destination 5 trailer Final Destination 5 Trailer: Deaths Usual Bag of Tricks

By the time the fifth entry in a stalker horror franchise rolls around, the series has generally abandoned any notion of developing unnerving atmosphere or delivering genuinely shocking jump-scares – and instead just aims to up the ante in terms of creatively-contrived kills. Enter Final Destination 5.

An official trailer has been released for the fifth Final Destination flick, which promises to deliver exactly what you would expect: lesser-known actors and actresses being “stalked by Death” and murdered in a variety of bizarre and squirm-inducing manners.

Here is an all-too-familiar synopsis for Final Destination 5:

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

TV stars like Emma Bell (The Walking Dead), Nick D’Agosto (Heroes), and Miles Fisher (Gossip Girl) serve as potential victims in Final Destination 5, which was scripted by Eric Heisserer (the Nightmare on Elm Street remake). So what does the non-corporeal representation of Death have in store this time?

Find out by watching the Final Destination 5 trailer (via STYD) below:

This trailer does tease at a handful of genuinely unsettling setups and deadly set pieces in Final Destination 5 (that scene in the ophthalmologist’s office in particular). Plus, there thankfully isn’t really any in-your-face 3D gimmickry in the trailer – though the actual film will probably have a fair amount of that, seeing how Brian Pearson (Drive Angry, My Bloody Valentine) served as the director of photography.

However, there’s no real suspense in any of this footage; what little excitement there is comes from the promise of nameless and uninteresting characters getting the axe in some predictably elaborate but gruesome fashion. So, outside of gore hounds, few other moviegoers will likely have much fun watching this thing. Of course, if we’re being honest, no one but die-hard fans of the franchise are probably itching to see this pic anyway.

The fifth Final Destination movie wisely changed release dates, and will avoid having to open against either the Guillermo del Toro-produced scarefest Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark or the much-delayed Apollo 18. Depending on how well the fifth film does in theaters, Final Destination 6 could (or not) be right around the corner.

Final Destination 5 hits theaters this summer on August 12th.

Source: STYD

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  1. WOW! I’m very impressed. 1000x better than FD4, which was horrible, with the exception of Bobby Campo. Cast looks great, Tony Todd shines as always, I’m pumped for this.

  2. I watch these for the different death scenes but I have to say I’m seriously waiting for Hollywood to come out with an original idea

    • You’ll be waiting a LONG time. :-)

  3. You know… this actually looks decent. Looks sooo much better than FD4. Im actually now looking forward to this. :)

  4. I have to say this looks silly, but way better than FD4 for sure. We’ll see.

  5. Wow, I’m actually excited. I LOVED 1-3 but the last one was crap. This looks like itll make face for it and more! Whats going for it is it looks as if they got the formual right again where TFD diodnt’ feel like death stalking just random stupid events. The opening scene looks wicked (TFD’s was a lame rip off of 2), the visuals not gimmicky, it’s from the 2nd unit director of AVATAR so they’ll know how to use 3D, and most importan…TONY TODD IS BACK!!!!! He was great in the first 2 and even did a voice cameo in 3 so it was a huge disappointment he wasnt involved in 4. And it looks liek hell have a bigger role here. All in I can’t wait and I even like the fact it’s simply called Final Destination 5…. althouhg they should name it Final Destination: We’re Sorry for the Last One…

    • I couldn’t agree more. I just love your last sentence, classic!

  6. I might see this JUST because Tobin Bell is back as everyone’s favorite creepy mortician. I will have to say the last scene of the man in acupuncture falling over onto the needles really freaked me out only because i have an intense phobia if needles

  7. I’ll see it because of Tony Todd.

  8. What a surprise (sarcasm), it looks EXACTLY like the last four films.

  9. FD franchise is garbage.
    same sh*t over & over jus like “saw”.
    its only gone this far cause theres millions of stupid ppl who pay to see sum1 die. in a way thats sick.
    FD & Saw are the cheap legal version of the movies “face of death”, real death scenes.
    but unlike face of death cant b shown in theaters obviously.
    FD & Saw remind me of a justin bieber album or american idole album..
    it didnt hit platinum record cause it was good, great. its jus means theres millions of dumb ppl that have no good sense of taste of wat really good worth paying for . FD SAW are jus re-runs. these movies always involve teens, sluts, sum super natural teen that has visions & finally the guy that doesnt care to die & second later hes rip into 2, or his head gets chopped off.

    • Agreed,,,

      • Dont see them its that simple :)

  10. how many times can they remake this movie

  11. I can’t view the video… It’s just a 4 second clipish thing that says “Springboard”

  12. I just want them to bring something else to the table where death has more specific rules or something and the characters stand more of a chance. Like maybe they all find something in common that they have done other than be on the bridge that provokes death to come after them…I like these movies anyways though

  13. Be kind of funny if the survivor of the film dies after the end credits in a flashforward years later cancer death sequence?

  14. Death is pretty crappy at his job. Who hired him anyway? He can’t seem to kill the easiest targets on the planet. Whoever hired Death needs to look somewhere else. :-)

  15. Wait, there was a part 4? I lost interest after part 3. I enjoyed 1 and 2 because they were somewhat different in tone (2 was more fun). But 3 was pretty un-entertaining. I really didnt know there was ever a 4. LOL. I probably wont see this.