Terry Chaney
Chaney new
Portrayed By
First Seen
Final Destination
Full Name
Theresa Chaney
Also Known As
Mt. Abraham, New York
Hair Colour
Eye Colour
127 lbs.
Cause of Death
Hit by a bus
High School Student (Formerly)
Carter Horton-Former Boyfriend; Deceased
Alex Browning–Classmate; Deceased

I'm moving on, Carter, and if you wanna waste your life beating the shit out of Alex every time you see him... then you can just drop fuckin' dead.

Terry's last words before her abrupt death.

Theresa "Terry" Chaney is a main character in Final Destination and is a survivor of the Volée Airlines Flight 180 plane crash. She is the girlfriend of Carter Horton. Terry was among the senior students of Mt. Abraham High School to board the plane.

Terry was the second survivor of Flight 180 to die.


Terry lived in Mt. Abraham, New York, and attended Mt. Abraham High School. She is very sassy and snobbish but has a loving relationship with Carter, who she accompanies on their school's annual field trip to Paris.

Final Destination

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Terry and Carter on Flight 180.

Terry and Carter were first seen while they were walking inside the airport. Carter throws his bag to Billy and they laugh. Inside the airport, they sat and kissed. Later, Larry Murnau told the students said something in French, and Carter asked Terry ''What fuck does he want?''. After Alex had a premonition that plane will explode, a fight starts between him and Carter. The Co-Pilot kicks off the people who were on the corridor and Terry follows Carter off minutes before the flight explodes just as Alex predicted. Several minutes later, the parents came and took their child including Terry.

Terry before she comforts Alex at the memorial

One month later, a funeral is held at the school for the victims. Carter wants to start a fight with Alex after the funeral but Terry stops him, and shows sympathy towards Alex for Carter's actions.



Terry is hit by a bus on the road.

Later, while Terry and Carter are driving in his car they see Alex and Clear talking at a café. After Carter confronts Alex once again Terry follows him, fearing another fight and, pleads for him to stop. Billy and Ms. Lewton arrive at the cafe shortly after. When Carter instigates another fight, she loses her temper, and ends her relationship with Carter. After reprimanding him for his constant fights with Alex she storms off and is immediately hit by a speeding bus, splattering the others with her blood.
Terry Chaney Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD

Terry Chaney Death Scene - Final Destination (Premonição) HD


  • Alex sees the reflection of the bus on the window of the coffee shop yet when he looks in the street there is no bus.
  • Alex asks Clear, "How do we know that by sipping this coffee, or breathing the air, or even crossing the intersection that we haven't set in motion the events that could lead to our deaths." Ironically as soon as Terry steps out onto the intersection, she is hit by the bus.
  • The song "Into the Void" is playing on Carter's car radio right before her death. The song contains the lyrics "final destination".
  • At the beginning of the movie before and after the plane crash, a picture of a bus is behind her.
  • Just seconds before she dies, she says, "You can just drop fucking dead!"
  • The colored line scheme on the side of the bus is very similar to the color scheme of the plane's fuselage.
  • School buses were present outside the airport before the plane explosion.

Final Destination 2

I don't know. I never made it. The bus I was on splattered some girl all over the road.

Kat, when she explains her story.

Was that in Mt Abraham?

Clear, questioning to Kat.

Yes. How did you know?

Kat, after she remembered the previous event.

That bus you were on killed Terry Chaney. She was supposed to die on Flight 180.

Clear, in reply to Kat.


Terry's Photo when Officer Burke is doing research.

Terry is mentioned in Final Destination 2 when Thomas Burke researches the survivors of flight 180, and her mutilated body is seen in a picture

She is also mentioned by Kat Jennings, a survivor of the Route 23 pile-up, who says that she was supposed to go to a bed-and-breakfast but after the bus she was on hit Terry, she decided not to go, and avoided a gas leak that suffocated the guests.

Final Destination 5

Oh Excuse me Um... Those passengers who got off the plane earlier, What was that all about?

Passenger, explaining to the Flight Attendant.

A kid had a panic attack and wanted off the plane. Said he had some kind of vision.

Flight Attendant, in reply.

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Terry is seen in the events of Final Destination 5.

Terry is seen being thrown off of Flight 180 moments before it explodes.




The bus that hit Terry is seen as the opening sequence of The Final Destination.

  • Terry's last words were "drop fucking dead", and ironically she's the one that dropped dead.
  • The bus that hit Terry was driven by Jack Curtis who is the main character for the novel Death of the Senses.
  • In The Final Destination, the bus that ran over Terry is seen during the opening credits.
  • Survivor George Lanter dies the same way as Terry; however, instead of a bus, he is hit by an ambulance (Though George is completely obliterated.)
  • Terry Chaney's original last name was Matthews. In the script of Final Destination, she is described as: TERRY MATHEWS, 18, hot now, but with no idea what time will do to her in just five years.
  • In a early draft of Final Destination 2 script, she, for some reason, mentioned by Clear as Terry Mathers.
  • Terry's last name is most likely a reference to famous silent horror film actor Lon Chaney. 
  • When Alex is splattered by blood, it makes a number seven on the side of his face, the seven being the order he dies in.
  • Terry is somewhat similar to Nadia Monroy. Both are the supportive girlfriends of a guy who antagonizes the protagonist/visionary. Both survive the crash after tagging along behind said boyfriend during a fight. And both are killed while yelling at the survivors over their actions, much to their boyfriends horror.
  • In a picture of the aftermath of the bus hitting her, it is revealed her legs were somehow torned and twirled and her jaw is literally sticking out of her body exposing her skull.