Hello. I’m a devotee of the horror genre in need of an outlet, a way of indulging my passion and putting it out into the world. My first blog, in which I created horror-themed desserts, was called Terrifying Treats. I received such a positive response that I thought it was time to move in a more general direction. I started the blog Imp of the Appalling (Iota) in 2014 as a way to chronicle my observations and encounters with the horror genre in my everyday life, through writing reviews of films I’ve seen and news of festivals I’ve attended.

My focus has shifted in recent years towards writing original fiction, and so I’ve made the decision to remove my mask and transform the blog into an author site, with my own name on the masthead. Although there will be some changes, the imp lives on.

If you would like to leave feedback or just have a chat about horror, please feel free to email me at alisongarsha@gmail.com or leave a comment. You can also find me on Twitter @AlisonGarsha. I’d love to hear from you.

Alison Garsha (the blogger formerly known as Iota)

* Masthead photo by Gareth Langley


  1. Hi Iota

    Love the reviews of the Glasgow Frightfest movies.
    I run a horror website (we do reviews, interviews, features etc) and just wanted to let you know if you ever fancied contributing something to our site, I’d be delighted,
    Love the baking blog too by the way 😉

    RJ Bland

  2. Hi IOTA!

    A very refreshing blog you have going here! Cheers!

    How can I get in touch with you to send you some info on a horror show I’m working on London that I eventually want to bring up to Scotland? Assuming you’d be interested, that is…

    Please email me and thanks again for the great site!

  3. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some
    of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

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