Directed by Christopher Smith, starring Franka Potente, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell, Jeremy Sheffield and Sean Harris.

After bursting onto international cinema screens as the lead character in the massive hit 'Run Lola Run' and starring roles in 'Blow' alongside Johnny Depp and 'The Bourne Identity' with Matt Damon, German actress Franka Potente takes centre stage in, what director Christopher Smith calls, a combination of "psychological mindbender and manic monster movie".

In this highly entertaining feature, she plays model agency booker Kate, who leaves a fashion industry event to go to a party after hearing a rumour that Hollywood star George Clooney will be there. When she can't find a taxi, she withdraws money from an ATM machine and heads for Charing Cross underground station. Unable to use notes in the ticket machine, she buys a ticket from a homeless woman. Kate then heads down the escalator, takes a seat on a bench and waits for the final train of the night.

She falls asleep and awakens to find the other would be passengers, and the last train, long gone. Kate rushes up to the ticket desk but finds it, and the station gates, locked up. Hearing a train approach the station, she runs back down and hops on. But she realises that she is alone on the train and a series of bizarre and shocking events are set in motion on the London underground system. Events that will shatter her nerve and composure and test her endurance to the limit.

Christopher Smith has crafted a fast paced, action packed feature that is superbly acted and tightly edited. The are excellent performances all round, particularly from Vas Blackwood ('Mean Machine', 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels') as George, a new Underground sewage worker who joins forces with Kate midway through her eventful night. Also on top form is Sean Harris as Craig, who Kate and George encounter deeper in the Underground.

The star of the movie, though, is Franka Potente. The role of Kate was written with her in mind and she puts in one of the best performances committed to celluloid in a long time.

The words 'British', 'horror' and 'film' are not heard that often in the same sentence, but it works here. Smith is clearly a writer/director heading in the right direction.

Mark O'Neill-Cummins