- Death as a personified force is a common character in that area which we call the Twilight Zone. As opposed to most media, which portrays Death as a fearsome character, death is mostly portrayed as kind in The Twilight Zone.
List of episodes featuring Death:
"One for the Angels" (1959) - A salesman named Lou Bookman (Ed Wynn) talks Death (Murray Hamilton) into sparing his life until he makes one last great pitch, but threatens the life of a little girl in the process.
"Nothing in the Dark" (1962) - A lone old woman named Wanda Dunn (Gladys Cooper) facing imminent eviction refuses to open her apartment door, and she tries to keep everyone else out for fear that any visitor could be Death incarnated "Mr. Death", which she wants to keep away. But she takes pity on a wounded young police officer named Harold Beldon (Robert Redford).
"Rendezvous in a Dark Place" (1989) - An old woman named Barbara LeMay (Janet Leigh) with an obsession with death attends funerals for entertainment. One night when an injured thief breaks into her home, she lets him die and waits for Death (Stephen McHattie) to come and collect him.
"One Night At Mercy" (2002) - A doctor named Dr. Jay Ferguson (Tyler Christopher) saves a strange patient (Jason Alexander) from suicide, only to learn that he is Death incarnate looking to take a break from his life's work.