A Catford actor who will star in a horror screening at a festival in Southend has said it was "one of the best things" to ever happen to her.

Savina Sedgi, 29, plays a lead in the horror-comedy short Fright Corner.

This will be broadcast at the Horror-on-Sea festival in Southend, which runs from January 19-21 and January 27-29 and shows horrors from all over the world.

Famously labelled as one of the UK's most haunted villages - Pluckley was the location for the short film where the towns ghostly legends are brought to life.

The actor who is originally from Bulgaria said: "I play Bel, an actor shooting a Hammer Horror remake based on Pluckley's local legends.

"Working on Fright Corner was one of the best things that have happened to me as I met some of the most inspiring people I have worked with so far.

"I got to work with Rob Callender from feature Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as well Games of Thrones who plays the long-suffering director Sam - who suddenly realises he's not just trying to direct a horror, he's actually starring in it. We also had Brighton horror icon Billy Chainsaw who tries to warn us we're in danger.

"When you're shooting a horror at 3am in a deserted, pitch black graveyard in England's most haunted village, you don't really need to act scared, it just comes naturally.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing it on the big screen, and it's going to be a great five days with something for all horror fans."

Fright Corner will be presented on the big screen on January 27 after already being screened abroad at the Mediterranean Film Festival, Kent’s Tea, Toast and Ghosts Festival and Canada's Alternative Film Festival.

Paul Cotgrove, Horror-on-Sea organiser, said: "We're really looking forward to our sixth fest this month.

"We're screening some great independent horrors, with everything from new takes on old-school Frankenstein flicks to the classic Hammer Horrors.

"We're also offering horror expert talks, and directors introducing their work and taking questions from our audience."