You know when you watch a movie and you watch the people look at the camera while a car is coming in behind them and you want to scream but you know it's not going to stop the car from hitting them? That is exactly, 100% what it felt like today. I could barely muster words to warn my friends of our impending trauma, but I could see her looking at me, while a white Chevy Truck was giving me the eye. I've always been pretty panicky about car crash scenes in movies, and that was before I realized how dead on (pun intended) their filming was. I mean, hell, I just pulled out yet ANOTHER shard of window from my scarf as I'm typing this.
I've made mention plenty of times before that the premonition scene in Final Destination 2 is quite possibly the scariest car wreck scene of all time. There's something so unbelievably horrifying about the whole ordeal. FD is famous for having some of the most unthinkable deaths in horror history, but this car wreck is extremely realistic. To quote the movie Jawbreaker "They'll believe it because it's their worst nightmare". That statement rings absofckinglutely true. You watch these insane car wrecks in horror movies with trains, pile ups, logs through windshields, and our hearts begin racing a mile a minute. Why? Because this is one of the times in horror films where the actions could very easily happen to us. What's the likelihood that a masked murder is going to kill us while babysitting because we happen to be their long lost sister? Slim to none. What are the odds that we'll be in a car accident? Well, there's someone injured in a car accident every 14 seconds...so I'm going to go out on a limb and say the odds are pretty high.
Moral of the story:
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HORROR MOVIES