The Final Destination

  • 15
  • David R Ellis (2009)
  • US / Can
  • 78 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

The fourth instalment in the grisly horror franchise sticks rigidly to the established death-premonition formula, to the point where viewers might reasonably think they've mistakenly sat down in front of one of its predecessors. Clean-cut college boy Nick (Bobby Campo) has visions of gruesome destruction during a car race and drags his friends away from their seats seconds before twisted vehicles and explosions rain down on the spectators. Convinced that death is still stalking them, he spends the next hour or so of the film frantically warning other survivors that the Grim Reaper is on their trail. David R Ellis, who also directed the second film in the series, pulls off a bravura opening set piece. But his efforts to top the gore content of the previous movies ultimately leads to bouts of gratuitous stomach-churning nastiness that quickly become wearisome. However, those who like their horror in 3D will be pleased to know this is the first of the franchise to get that eye-popping presentation.

Plot Summary

Horror thriller with Bobby Campo and Shantel VanSanten. After surviving a horrific accident at a racetrack thanks to a premonition, a group of survivors realise that they must interrupt the intended sequence of deaths if they are to truly elude the Grim Reaper.

Cast and crew


Nick O'Bannon
Bobby Campo
Lori Milligan
Shantel VanSanten
Janet Cunningham
Haley Webb
Hunt Wynorski
Nick Zano
George Lanter
Mykelti Williamson
MILF / Samantha
Krista Allen
Charlie "Gearhead" Kewzer
Andrew Fiscella


David R Ellis

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 28 Aug 2009
Certificate 15