Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced by Tiger Aspect for Britain's Channel 4, Shockers was a trio of 65-minute "urban thrillers," originally telecast from October 19 to November 2, 1999. The first episode, "Déjà vu," was about a couple (Kerry Fox, Lennie James) trying to put the pieces together after their son was killed in a car accident. In "The Visitor," a mysterious "cousin" caused a chain of bizarre events in a flat occupied by three longtime friends. And in "Dance," widowed father Mike (Douglas Hodge) entered into a romance with Deborah (Christine Tremarco), with startling consequences. After its official 1999 run, Shockers was briefly revived with the one-off 2001 thriller "Parent's Night," wherein a mother gets revenge on the bullies who goaded her son into suicide.