A stylish shocker starring Mira Sorvino as a New York scientist who introduces genetically engineered insects to kill the cockroach carriers of a deadly disease.

However, three years later, some very strange things start happening in the subways under the city when giant mutant creepy-crawlies lurk in the darkness, mimicking and killing humans.

Sorvino is effectively cast against type and Jeremy Northam and Josh Brolin are also along for the ride, which delivers a riot of ghoulishly slimy special effects.

Full of suspense, surprises and twists, this is a winner all the way.