Never break the oldest law in Humming Lake, CA.

I’ve been here since I was two years old, and by all accounts I had a normal upbringing. That’s owed to the fact that this is an altogether normal place. The people work in other nearby towns or craft wares here that they sell in those aforementioned places. Lives lived here are all those of …

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Stuck at home? Check out some found footage horror movies!

Found footage…the red-headed stepchild of the horror genre. For every standout, quality found footage horror film, there’s 20 of them that I’d only watch if you paid me, and even then I might not. Nevertheless, found footage is arguably my favorite sub-genre of horror. When it’s done right, it’s damn good. So without further adieu, …

Coming soon – Encyclopædia Exterreo! 100+ stories of Nick Botic Horror

Hello all! I just wanted to announce that I am currently formatting a massive collection of my stories – including plenty you’ve never before seen – that will be released in three volumes! The books will cover all of my work from 2016-2020, including all of your favorites! Also included in the book will be what …

Top 10 Underrated Horror Flicks

A list by Matthew Ahlborn When it comes to horror movies, there are many that are immediately recognizable: Alien, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, Paranormal Activity, Rosemary’s Baby, Silence of the Lambs, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, the list goes on.  And while all these titles span multiple …

Update! New things coming to nickbotic.com!

Hey everybody! So I know I’ve been sort of quiet since the “Grandpa’s Cases” series. First I was dealing with a particularly brutal case of writer’s block. At one point, I had 26 Google Docs open with the first sentences of stories, and I couldn’t get another word out to save my life. Then, on …

My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, told me about one last case before he passed

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 | Case 4 | Case 5 | Case 6 | Case 7 Hey everyone. Very sorry for the extended absence. I’m sorry to inform you all that my grandfather passed on December 30th, 2019. On Christmas night, after a fantastic, lively day with his entire family, his health …

They say the snuff film industry doesn’t exist. It does. [Part 2]

My brother stood up and stormed out of the house. I listened as his car started and peeled out of the driveway. I apologized to the cops, who told me not to worry about it. “We were telling your brother, your parents, they uh, looks like there wasn’t any pain.” the tall cop said. “Where …

My grandpa’s friend, a retired homicide detective, just told us what goes on in the Arizona desert

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 | Case 4 | Case 5 | Case 6 After my grandpa told me about the last case – the one about the Backwards Man – he told me to make the tentatively-planned Skype call to a colleague of his in Arizona. Connectivity issues on both sides …