'Final Destination 5' opens today, and with it, the franchise joins a somewhat-exclusive club of horror franchises -- including 'Friday the 13th' (12), 'Halloween' (10), 'Nightmare on Elm Street' (9) and 'Hellraiser' (9), among others -- that can claim at least five entries.

The series started off quite well -- the second one was nearly as good as the first -- but saw a slight dip in quality with the third and fourth installments. However, we've heard that the latest film is a return to the thrilling heights of the earlier flicks. One thing that that never really lagged is its casting of attractive young stars eager to meet with grisly on-screen deaths, a time-honored tradition in the horror genre dating back to the '70s and '80s classics listed above and continuing through the 'Scream' series in the '90s and 'Saw' in the aughts.

Now, as part our ongoing Summer's Sexiest Women series (see: Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz, the lovely ladies of 'X-Men,'Blake Lively, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rosario Dawson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Freida Pinto), we present you with a photo gallery of the women of the 'Final Destination' series at their finest, followed by a video collection of some of their sexiest work. The starlets we've featured include Ali Larter, Shantel VanSanten, Amanda Detmer, Chelan Simmons, Alexz Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Crystal Lowe and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood.

(For a fuller list of the lovely ladies of the death-is-after-you-and-it's-really-really-stunningly-persistent franchise, look here.)
Final Destination 5
R2011
Based on 24 critics

Survivors of a bridge disaster learn that they cannot cheat Death. Read More

Final Destination 2
R2003
Based on 25 critics

Death returns to claim the lives of those who did not die in a horrible highway calamity. Read More

Final Destination 3
R2006
Based on 28 critics

Death stalks young survivors of a horrible roller-coaster accident. Read More

The Final Destination
R2009
Based on 14 critics

Horrible fates await friends who narrowly escaped death during a horrific racecar crash. Read More

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