A shape-shifting alien takes on the form of Natasha Henstridge and hunts for a human mate to keep her species going.

‘You created a monster with some kind of formula from outer space. The damn thing got away and now you want us to hunt it down!’ Tough guy Michael Madsen neatly sums up the plot of this sci-fi chiller, which has two great things going for it.

First, it periodically takes the point of view of the alien and, secondly, almost every scene comes complete with a classic deadpan line.

Henstridge’s comically wide-eyed attempts at courtship (‘Where’s a good place to find a man?’) include a memorably explosive kiss, while the scenes which see her reverting back to her slimy alien self are terrific.

Magnificently over the top, this is hugely entertaining hokum.