But is that deer head you have hanging above the couch in your den really secure? Just how good are your cars brakes anyway? Did you know that 11 out of 10 people who use a ladder start a Rube Goldberg chain of events that ends with a bowling ball smashing someone's head?
Yep, it's a big dangerous world out there and in 2000 New Line Pictures saw all the dough Scream and it's derivatives were raking in and shouted into a phone "DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT." Thankfully, instead of another masked whodunit high speed slasher, writer Jeffrey Reddick produced a Twilight Zone/Sole Survivor/Carnival of Souls kind of X-Files knock-off called Final Destination.
Granted, Final Destination was kinda trash, BUT it's sequel, Final Destination 2 (2002) got the formula just right, a rare modern horror franchise primarily concerned with subverting and fucking with audience expectations, culminating in an approach that combines horror and slapstick comedy in ways that hadn't been seen in Hollywood in nearly 20 years.
On the latest episode of Tracks of the Damned, the horror film commentary track podcast, Patrick and Jim discuss FD2, the subsequent entries in the series, and the logistics of high speed freeway pile-ups. PLUS, they get together to program one more 24-hour horror film festival, this time with a twist! Listen! Or don't! You've got a busy life, don't waste time just blindly doing whatever podcast descriptions tell you to!
0:00 - 5:08 - Intro
5:09 - 1:35:36 - Commentary
1:35:37 - 2:04:42 - Jim and Patrick Program the 2nd Annual Tracks of the Damned Horror-a-thon Scare-a-thon Marathon
2:04:43 - 2:06:15 - Outro