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, … Continue reading Stuck at home? Check out some found footage horror movies!
I can feel it coming, slowly but surely. With everything going on, all the stay-at-home orders, I decided to go to the place in which I find the most peace. High in the mountains of my home state, I have a cabin that was left to me by my father, who in turn inherited it … Continue reading The value of the human soul
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 … Continue reading Coming soon – Encyclopædia Exterreo! 100+ stories of Nick Botic Horror
An article by Matthew Ahlborn What is it about scary movies that actually scares us? Is it seeing the deranged killer raise the knife? Or is it seeing the knife plunge into the victim? Or is it the suspense leading up to the act, which might not even appear onscreen? Light and shadow, out-of-focus figures, … Continue reading The Evolution of Horror
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 … Continue reading Top 10 Underrated Horror Flicks
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 … Continue reading Update! New things coming to nickbotic.com!
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 … Continue reading My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, told me about one last case before he passed