Don't talk to me, you scare the Hell out of me!
Ms. Lewton, to Alex at the memorial
Ms. Valerie "Val" Lewton is a main character in Final Destination and is a survivor of the Volée Airlines Flight 180 plane crash. She is an English and French teacher at Mt. Abraham High School and among the teachers aboard the plane.
Ms. Lewton is the third survivor of Flight 180 to die.
Valerie was born in Mt. Abraham, New York. She is very intelligent, but is very sensitive, and snobbish. She took a degree in Education, as implied by her job in Mt. Abraham High. Along with fellow faculty members and staff, she was chosen to chaperone the students on their field trip to Paris. She is shown to be the most affected after the plane explodes.
Final DestinationAfter Hare Krishna gave Alex a booklet, Ms.Lewton shouted at him and told Alex to move along. Later she broke up a small fight between Tod and George. She also asked where Billy was as the other students boarded the plane. After Alex had a premonition that the plane would crash he panics and a fight erupts between him and Carter. The Co-Pilot kicked off the students who were on the corridor at the moment, and Ms. Lewton volunteered to stay behind and look after the students who were kicked off. She convinces Mr. Murnau to get back on the plane, but after the plane explodes, Ms. Lewton becomes extremely guilt ridden over Mr. Murnau's death. At the memorial, she snaps at Alex, who she held personally responsible for the plane explosion. Days later, she went to a coffee shop where she witnessed a bus suddenly hit and kill Terry Chaney. Following these events Ms. Lewton decided to leave town to restart her life.
While packing her things, Alex arrives at her house to warn her that she is next on Death's list but she suspects that Alex is up to no good and contacts FBI Agents Weine and Schreck, who take him in for questioning.After Alex is taken away, she pours hot water into a ceramic mug for tea. She panics when she sees the school logo on the mug and throws the water out. She then fills it with cold vodka instead. She doesn't notice when the sudden change of temperature causes the mug to crack. She walks over to her computer, unaware of the trail of vodka she is leaving behind. She sets the cup down over the monitor while she is packing up her stuff. While she is packing, The vodka drips into the monitor's circuitry, short-circuiting the computer. Ms. Lewton notices her monitor smoking and investigates it. When she leans in closer, the monitor explodes, sending shrapnel into her neck. On impulse, she pulls it out and began to bleed heavily from the throat.
When she limps to the kitchen, the computer sparks, igniting the vodka trail behind her. She reached the kitchen but the fire reaches the vodka bottle which explodes, setting the kitchen on fire and throwing her to the floor. She reaches for a towel on the knife rack but when she pulls it down, the knives fall onto her and one of them fell into her chest.
After being released, Alex arrives at her house and finds Ms. Lewton on the kitchen floor. But before he can help her the oven explodes, causing a chair to fall on top of her pushing the knife deeper into her chest, killing her. The fire spreads throughout the house, and Alex manages to flee as her house explodes.
- A shadow (who is death) appears in Valerie's kettle before the explosion occurs.
- Valerie's house door has a dagger design on it.
- The door also has strong reds and oranges on it, echoing the house fire.
- "Rocky Mountain High" plays on Lewton's record player.
- On his way to Ms. Lewton's house, Alex sees ashes floating around his head, foreshadowing the fire.
- Once Alex figures out Death's design, he realizes Ms. Lewton is third to die.
- The woman in Alex's TV before he went to Valerie's house said, "That's a huge knife set."
- When Terry was run over by a bus, the camera pans last to Valerie when Alex, Carter and her were shocked.
- In the opening sequence, there is a picture of a knife in someone's chest.
- She frantically throws her mug into the air when she notice her school logo and says to herself "soon you'll be gone, you'll be gone."
- Her mug cracked, and started dripping, similar to what happened to her neck.
Final Destination 2
Wait, wait, wait. The teacher I replaced, her name was Val Lewton. She was from Mt Abraham. She died in an explosion.
Eugene, when he recalls his previous event.
Ms. Lewton was mentioned in Final Destination 2 by Route 23 pile-up survivor Eugene Dix. He reveals that after Valerie's death he was transferred to Mt. Abraham High School, and his substitute was later killed by a homicidal student.
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.
- Final Destination (portrayed by Kristen Cloke)
- Final Destination (novel)
- Final Destination 2 (in a photo) (portrayed by Kristen Cloke)
- Final Destination 2 (novel) (in a photo)
- The Final Destination (opening credits) (CGI image, not actor)
- Final Destination 5 (archive footage) (portrayed by Kristen Cloke)
- Mrs. Lewton's death appears in The Final Destination.
- Ms. Lewton has the longest death scene in the entire movie.
- Ms. Lewton is referenced in the opening credits of Final Destination 5. In it, knives, burning windows, and burning kettles are shown.
- In the script of Final Destination, she is described as: VALERIE LEWTON, 30, a feisty English teacher whose figure inspires all the boys' fantasies.
- Lewton's death is very similar to Evan Lewis's death (Final Destination 2) and Isaac Palmer's death (Final Destination 5), all three narrowly avoided being burned to death, only to get killed by something falling on them.
- She has the first ever Rube Goldberg style death from the Final Destination franchise.
- She is the only survivor of the Volée Airlines Flight 180 who was not a student.