Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
7.5/10
1,825
6 user 3 critic

Killed by Death 

While hospitalized with a severe case of the flu, Buffy battles a demon that sucks the life out of sick children.

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Rob DesHotel (as Rob Des Hotel) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angelus
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Richard Herd ... Dr. Stanley Backer
Willie Garson ... Security Guard
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... Ryan
Juanita Jennings ... Dr. Wilkinson
Robert Munic ... Intern
Mimi Paley ... Little Buffy Summers
Denise Johnson Denise Johnson ... Celia
James Jude Courtney ... Der Kindestod
Edit

Storyline

Buffy barely survives Angelus' latest attack because she falls prey to a very common enemy: influenza, an epidemic among Sunnydale Highs students. Yet in hospital, a place she fears since she was alone with a dying close cousin aged 8, she lends credence to children who claim there is a killer invisible to adults which comes at night, they call Death. Initially Giles is skeptic, but after Buffy, who suspected Dr. Stanley Backer who has a dodgy record, experienced it herself, the monster is found out to be an actual child killer (Kindestod in German) which Buffy should slay... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cordy brings Xander a bag of Krispy Kreme donuts to the hospital, but Krispy Kreme didn't open its first store in California until 1999, a year later. See more »

Goofs

At eleven minutes in, as Buffy shuffles down the hospital corridor, on the ceiling behind her you can see a lighting instrument with a black shroud around it to direct its light and mask it from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Buffy Summers: I'll check Backer's office. See if I can find any post-its marked, "Why a monster might want me dead."
See more »

Connections

Featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ode to Joy
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than the IMDb Rating
12 July 2018 | by GholamSlayerSee all my reviews

I had fond memories of this episode, and upon rewatching it, it hooked me even more. I really don't understand why this isn't one of the better regarded episodes in the fan base, but I guess it will just remain a personal favorite.

I thought the character work was particularly engaging, even compared to surrounding episodes, the atmosphere was tense and held me in a grip that didn't let up till he credits.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed