The creative death scenes involve hanging, getting hit by a bus and a pretty nifty decapitation. The best killing is the brutal over the top death of a teacher. The finale is overdone, but the solid premise and good performances anchor this entertaining horror movie. The sequels would later perfect the formula by upping the gore and fun quotient.
Ali Larter, Kerr Smith and Seann William (Dude Where's My Car?) Scott star as the doomed teens and all the characters have in-joke names (Hitchcock, Lewton, Chaney). Director James Wong and writer Glen Morgan were vets of The X-Files and did The One next. They skipped out on doing Final Destination 2, but returned for Part 3.