Two Suffolk villages provide the backdrop for a newly-released Netflix psychological thriller movie.

Lavenham and Kersey were filming locations for The Strays, which released on the streaming platform on Friday, February 17.

The production filmed in the two villages in the autumn of 2021 and Screen Suffolk was responsible for finding and managing some of the key locations.

As filming took place, the main square in Lavenham and High Street in Kersey were closed off to the public over a number of days.

East Anglian Daily Times: Film crews in Lavenham in September 2021Film crews in Lavenham in September 2021 (Image: Archant)

Jim Horsfield, from Screen Suffolk, said: "We have a fantastic range of beautiful villages in Suffolk and we were delighted when the location manager contacted us to find locations that could be the fictional village of Castle Combe.

"After visiting numerous villages within the Babergh district, they decided to use Lavenham due to its other worldy look and Kersey, which was also used as as a main location for the Anthony Horowitz drama ‘Magpie Murders’ which will be aired on the BBC later this year."

The Strays is described as a British psychological horror movie that tells the story of one woman's extreme self-betrayal.

Earlier this week, film and TV star Martin Freeman was spotted at Stowmarket station as filming took place on a train bound for Norwich.