‘Ocracoke’ Vampire Horror Movie Wraps Filming on Location
The new independent horror film Ocracoke has officially wrapped filming on location on Ocracoke Island, and a crowd funding campaign has just been launched to help complete production, with plans for a 2021 release.
The feature-length vampire horror film is being shot entirely in North Carolina and completed location shooting on Ocracoke Island last week, November 3-8.
Executive Producer David Dean tells OBX Entertainment, “We had 10 members of cast and crew working 14-hour days on Ocracoke but it was totally worth it. The community was incredibly welcoming and supporting. It reinforced why I wanted to make this movie there.”
During and after location shooting, Dean promoted using Ocracoke Island as a filming location across a wide array of North Carolina filmmaking social media groups.
“Anything we can do to help the community rebuild after Hurricane Dorian with some added attention and tourism dollars, we’re happy to do,” he said.
Directed by Bea Noguera, the film is described as an epic, hyper-local motion picture shot entirely in eastern North Carolina, and featuring North Carolina actors and crew, along with music by the Raleigh-based band Noxus.
Additional shooting locations will include Topsail Beach and various spots throughout the greater Wilmington area.
Weaving together horror, history, and social commentary, Ocracoke tells the story of Thomas White, a vicious, 160-year-old vampire masquerading as a charming 20-something entrepreneur. White – who was shipwrecked off the coast of Ocracoke Island in the 1800s – runs the bucolic beach community as a benevolent despot with a combination of economic incentives and fear.
The movie has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to keep production moving throughout the months of November and December.
One of the movie’s Kickstarter goals is to fund a second film documenting Ocracoke, including its actual history and real ghosts, legends, and especially its people — specifically, what they are doing to move forward with their lives after Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the island in 2019. Massive flooding damaged homes and forced businesses to close, some permanently. Just this October, the main Ocracoke School building, the stalwart symbol of education in this small island community for nearly 50 years, was demolished due to extensive flood damage from the hurricane.
If you’re interested in supporting the project, you have until Nov. 18 to contribute to this campaign. To learn more and get involved, you can visit https://www.kickstarter.
Keep watching this site for more updates on Ocracoke as they become available.