Final Destination 2 is a supernatural thriller, and sequel to Final Destination. The film takes place one year later after the Flight 180 curse from the first film. While on vacation, Kimberly Corman experiences a vision of a mass pile-up on the highway on which she is travelling.
She blocks the entrance ramp to the highway so that motorists who would have otherwise died are spared. No one believes Kimberly until a mass pile-up happens on the highway just like in her vision. Soon the survivors who would have perished in the highway crash start dying in mysterious ways, the premise being that you can't cheat death, even to its personification.
After learning of the similar events from the first film, Kimberly visits Clear Rivers in a mental institution where she has voluntarily committed herself. She tells Kimberly to be careful because the order has reversed itself.
Now Kimberly and Officer Burke must figure out in which order the survivors were supposed to die, since it is backwards. It is later revealed that the characters destined to die in this film were somehow originally spared from death as a result of the elaborate deaths in the first film, adding another element of complexity to Death's Design.
Soon, the survivors find themselves having to work together to find a way to cheat Death before they all reach their final destination.