The teen horror of my youth.
A group of young high school students set off on an exchange to France. Full of high spirits, only Alex it seems has a fear of flying.
Put at unease by broken food tray flaps he gets himself in a bit of a flap, but forces himself to calm down as the plane lifts off and his class mates cheer.
Within minuets however the aircraft begins to shudder. In the next few minuets the plane literally falls apart as fireballs rage through, annihilating the passengers.
Alex then opens his eyes with a start drenched in sweat, he must have dozed off. This time unable to suppress his anxieties and believing the plane really will explode he is intent on getting of the plane, a few students follow him, whilst some lash out against him, ultimately those in question are removed.
Back in the terminal arguments break out amongst the students until they are interrupted by a deafening 'boom' as the aircraft explodes mid take off.
After the funerals the students try to return to their lives to normal until Alex has another freaky premonition of a death and the number of survivors begins to drop.
Filled with truly ingenious deaths that are a marvel to watch unravel. The cast try to out smart death and beat his game to ensure their survival.
As a teenager this film kept me awake at nights for months, inspecting the shadows dancing across my walls at night in case a clue to my impending coming death lay within them. To this day I check my bathroom for wet flooring and my cups for incriminating cracks...
Its a shame that so few thoughtful thriller/horror films have been made to follow suite