Dead Ringers Podcast: The ‘Final Destination’ Franchise


A few weeks back I was a special guest on another horror podcast – this time the Dead Ringers podcast! Dead Ringers covers horror movie double features that share similar DNA, yet still have distinct personalities. Hosted and produced by Nolan McBride and featuring a rotating cast of co-hosts (ME!), each episode is a discussion exploring two horror movies individually before delving into the ways in which the two comment on one another through the convergence or divergence of their ideas or execution.

I was on an off-topic episode where we delved deep into the Final Destination franchise (Not 4…never 4!) discussing the best of death’s kills until we narrowed it down to the franchise’s best! The official episode description is below and if you want to check out the episode, it’s now available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn, or you can head here to stream it on the site. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review if you dig it!

On this Off-Topic episode, Emily takes the reins and is joined by Kat AdamsThomas Foster, and Nolan McBride — as well as special guest Nick Caruso of The Littlest Winslow blog — to discuss their love for the Final Destination franchise (except for 2009’s The Final Destination because it stinks) and debate death’s best designs.

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 3 are available to stream on Netflix (…as well as The Final Destination for fans, completionists, or anyone just curious). Final Destination 5 is available to rent via video-on-demand (as are the other entries).

Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode:

‘Final Destination’ – Death and the Inescapable Boogeyman by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting)

A Second Glance Into STARRY EYES: Why Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Are the Perfect Pair for the New PET SEMATARY by Nick Caruso (Daily Dead)

[Review]: ‘Pet Sematary’ Isn’t Bleak or Brutal Enough by Nick Caruso (The Littlest Winslow)