"Chock" was a Swedish hosted horror television series that was broadcast in 1997. It was made in the style of horror shows like "Tales from the Crypt". Ernst-Hugo Jaregard was the host/presenter as "Ghastley Man".

A total of eight episodes were aired, with many directed by Mikael Hafstrom, Daniel Bergman and Ulf Malmros.

The Angel of Death
All the patients at a certain room in a hospital die from what appear to be natural causes.
A psychopathic man becomes obsessed with watching a wealthy and obese woman eat. Meanwhile, the woman's husband is planning on murdering her. The man's old mother is equally obese and unable to move because of her age. She also seems unable to speak. The man secretly films the woman eating with a home camera, saving a large number of tapes of her eating different meals. One night, the husband is going out to a meeting and puts poison into the woman's juice. After he leaves, the man enters the house and kills the woman. In the episode's gruesome finale, the man stocks up the woman's flesh in his fridge, then serves some of it to his mother who happily eats it unaware of the dish's origin. The man then prepares a meal for two from the woman's meat and while having one for himself serves the other to a television set showing the woman eat. He then pretends he is having dinner with the woman, before he and his mother succumb to the poison still being in the woman's system at the time of her death.
Forbidden Fruit
A girl (Rebecka Hemse) has a strange fear of bananas. She believes them to be infested with snake eggs that will hatch inside her. A doctor manages to treat her against the fear and she starts eat bananas. In a chilling twist she feels sick and is taken to the hospital and it turns out a snake actually has hatched inside her. The final shot shows a snake lying by her bed, indicating that she had given birth to it.
The Hitchhiking Girl
Two Danes on vacation in Sweden come across a hysterical girl.
A woman is being chased through the countryside by a truck.
When the Phone Rings...
A man (Kjell Bergqvist) is in desperate need of money and takes a job as a babysitter for the daughter of a wealthy couple. He is terrorized by the daughter and a mysterious caller, in the end becoming so desperate that he phones the man to whom he is in heavy debt for help.
Till Death Do Us Part
A prisoner is released from prison and goes after his wife, who did not visit him during his imprisonment.
A robber is trying to pull off a gamble that will leave her with all the money.

Ernst-Hugo Jaregard was born on 12 December 1928 in Ystad, Skane lan, Sweden; and passed away on 6 September 1998 in Lidingo, Stockholms lan, Sweden from acute pneumonia and chronic blood infection following myeloma.

One of Sweden theatre's most well known actors. Jaregard is appreciated for his extrovert and at the same time controlled style of acting, of which he gladly characterized comic or morbid characters. He played the title role in 'Moliere''s "Tartuffe" as well as Orgon with great success, and before that he had earned very high critical acclaim for his portrayal of Estragon in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot", which was later adapted for television in 1971. Among his foremost stage roles were also Hjalmar Ekdal in Ibsen's "The Wild Duck" directed by Ingmar Bergman. Jaregard also appeared in several popular television series such as "Skanska mord" (1986), Frida och hennes van (1970) and De tre fran Haparanda (1974), and no one can forget his creepy boss in the television theatre adaption of VD (1988).

Jaregard's relatively few appearances on film show a great range from his debut in Ragnar Frisk's Swedish Punks (1962) and the singing prisoner Harald Hansson in Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975) to a supporting role in Lars von Trier's Europa (1991) and the leading part in von Trier's The Kingdom (1994), which led to international attention. Since the late 60's Jaregard has been very popular in Sweden. With his role as the Swedish doctor Stig-Helmer in "Riget" he also gained popularity in Denmark, despite the fact that his character hates Danes. In Cheek to Cheek (1997), as the old and discarded drag queen Ragnar Ronn who falls in love with an undertaker, Jaregard made his final television appearance and said a grand farewell to the Swedish viewers: The television theatre adaption of Jonas Gardell's celebrated black comedy/drama play aired in Swedish Television in the autumn of 1998, just after Jaregard's passing.

The following is the opening by "Ghastley Man" for each episode:

Chock hosted by Ghastley Man from The Professor on Vimeo.


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