Channel 4: Sunday 25 October, 1.05am (BST)
Well, it could so easily have been the oven-ready Extinction or Miss March getting an official basting, but their ‘first play’ status keeps them out of the sin bin for the time being, No such reprieve for poor Milla Jovovich, who deserves better than being miscast as a psychologist investigating a spate of alien abductions in Nome, Alaska.
This is based on real events, it insistently claims up front, thus blowing any chance of being reasonably gripping. With director Olatunde Osunsanmi appearing on screen and Milla herself breaking the ‘fourth wall’ to tell us that what we’re going to see is ‘true’ and ‘extremely disturbing’, it’s no wonder that at all times it’s closer in kind to Alien Autopsy than to any kind of Close Encounter. The resulting fiasco is hysterical sci-fi hokum of the absolutely worst kind – shrill and unscary.