Short Stories about Death

Death is a common theme in literature, and many of the finest writers of short fiction have explored the fear, event, and aftermath of death using the short-story form. Below, we select and introduce ten of the very best classic short stories which have death as their theme, ranging from the Gothic and macabre through … Read more

Games about death

Death is a recurring character in the Castlevania video games. He is usually described as Dracula’s servant, and is therefore evil. He is almost always a boss, and appears usually near the end of the game. He uses the scythe, and often transforms into more hideous forms. Plus, he has one trademark attack: Often during … Read more

Movies about death

Der müde Tod silent movie (1921)When a woman’s fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. Death Takes a Holiday movie (1934)The Grim Reaper takes the form of a Prince in an attempt to relate to humans and, along the way, also learns what it is to love. The Seventh … Read more

Death poetry

No one could hope to gather all the poetry, or even all the major poetry, which deals with the topic of death. The following are only a tiny sample of the rich and fascinating range of material that could have been included. The reader is encouraged to see these poems as simply a starting point … Read more

Death Quotes

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.John James Ingalls Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.William Mitford Death–the last sleep? No, it … Read more