On “This Day in Horror“, we celebrated the birthday of horror icon Kurt Russell. But today is also the 20th Anniversary of the first Final Destination movie (which launched one of the most successful franchises of the 21st Century). It’s ironic because, during the Coronavirus crisis, life is imitating art for the film’s lead.
Devon Sawa played Alex Browning who, along with a handful of teens, disembarked an airplane moments before it exploded after takeoff. Though they survived, Death itself launches a personal vendetta against the crew. In an effort to escape the inevitable, they practice what would now be called “social distancing”. Today, Sawa tweeted:
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Check out the synopsis and trailer for Final Destination below.
Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), is embarking on a trip to Paris. Alex experiences a premonition — he sees the plane explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex insists that everyone get off the plane and 7 people including Alex, are forced to disembark. All watch as the plane actually explodes in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.
Final Destination is directed by James Wong; in addition to Sawa, the film stars Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, and Kristen Cloke.