Long-time horror fiction fans are probably familiar with Nickolaus Pacione, a self-styled “horror writer” who has stalked, harassed, or threatened a number of professional authors, including myself, Poppy Z. Brite, Ray Garton, Clive Barker, David Niall Wilson, Darren McKeeman, Mary SanGiovanni, Brian Knight, Karen Koehler, Ramsey Campbell, Angelina Hawkes-Craig, J.L. Benet and pretty much anyone else whom he thinks might be part of a vast Illuminati-like conspiracy to quote “keep him from getting published”. He also doesn’t think much of gay people or women. In the past, his behavior was at times seemingly enabled and endorsed by the owner of the Shocklines message board forum, as well former officers of the HWA (which, when you think about it, explains why both of them are in the shape they’re currently in).
These days, Nicky has become a sort of perverted meme. There used to be one Blog dedicated to chronicling his antics — The Rusty Nail. These days, there are literally dozens of similar websites, all dedicated to keeping track of Nicky’s bad behavior. And now, there is apparently a documentary film about Nicky in the works, as well as a soon-to-be-hit single and music video. The music video pretty much speaks for itself. What I think is worth noting about the documentary trailer is that it utilizes nothing except Nicky’s own videos and fonts. And just to note, I have nothing to do with either of these. They were simply brought to my attention, and I found them interesting in a socio-political sense, and thought you might, as well. (And before anyone accuses me of stirring the pot, it should be noted that numerous individuals have filed numerous complaints with authorities over the years, but the Sheriff’s department in Nicky’s home town are reportedly inept in handling the situation. Nor do his family members apparently seem inclined to take care of the matter, or get him the professional help he obviously needs. Thus, our only option is to make people aware of him and his behaviors, so that others may avoid him in the future).