Ex Home and Away star Sharni Vinson, who played Cassie in the Channel 5 soap, is fast becoming a horror movie scream queen.

After roles in killer shark film Bait, and last year’s gory slasher, You’re Next, Sharni can next be seen in Patrick, which is due for a DVD release later this year.

In the Aussie horror, Sharni plays a nurse whose life takes a nightmare turn when she meets coma patient Patrick, whose psychic powers bring horror to the hospital.

“This was shot in Melbourne, Australia, with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance,” says Sharni. “It’s a psychological, kind of gothic thriller remake of the 1978 movie Patrick. It’s very cool. I grew up watching horror movies and love them.”