Big news, fright fans!

Haunted Pamlico announces the first-ever Fright Photo Contest for amateur photographers.

We're offering this contest in conjunction with our Carnival of Darkness festival, and in partnership with local historian/photographer Jack Willard. Jack is the administrator of the popular "You know you are from Beaufort County when" Facebook group.

To enter, email your favorite frightful photo to hauntedpamlico1@gmail.com. The subject can be almost anything — an abandoned house, a Halloween prop, a costumed model — that fits into the Haunted Pamlico mold.

We will accept entries from May 1 through Aug. 1. Volunteers directly associated with Haunted Pamlico projects are not eligible. Please include your mailing address in the email.

Our judges, including Jack, will select the top-three images, which will be honored during our Carnival of Darkness festival in September.

The winning photographers will receive award certificates, will be featured on our social-media pages, and will be recognized onstage as part of the festival. Send as many photos as you like, but be advised that we can only select one photo for first, second or third place.

Your photos will remain your property, but by entering the contest you give us permission to share your submitted images on social media and/or our website, but only in reference to the competition.

We will accept photos in the JPEG format. File sizes should be no smaller than 150 DPI.

The judges of this competition are Jack, Ric Carter, Stephen Braddy, Michael Willard, Andy Beacham and Anthony Clark.

If you have questions, email Haunted Pamlico. We'll be glad to answer.

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Dear Writers:


In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We're seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October.

We will accept prose entries of 2,000 words or poems of unspecified length by email at hauntedpamlico1@gmail.com. We'll take submissions from May 1 through Aug. 1. The entries will be judged by the Writers Group and Haunted Pamlico. We'll present awards to a winner and two finalists during our Carnival of Darkness film festival in September. Selected entries may appear in a Pamlico Writers Group anthology.


When you enter, please include your full name, email address and mailing address in the body of the email. All work must be original, and you must hold exclusive rights to any work you submit. 

It's free to enter the competition, which is open to writers anywhere. For more information, email us at hauntedpamlico1@gmail.com.

Good luck! 



Haunted Pamlico 

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Haunted Pamlico and Alternative Stage proudly announce a fundraiser for J.B. Beverley's short horror film, "The Killer Among Us."

To learn about donation tiers, visit the film's website, thekilleramongus.com. You can help make J.B.'s vision and ours a reality.

We're co-producing this project with Romero Pictures and Rebel Roots Productions.

We hope the film will showcase eastern North Carolina, and we're working on location scouting in the Washington, N.C., area this week.

Thanks to writer-director J.B. Beverley for trusting us to co-produce this great project. We'll have a lot more news soon.

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Buy or rent our newest film "Black Hollow Run"

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