“Ever wonder what a collaboration between Edward Lee and Richard Laymon would read like? If you’re a hardcore horror fan, of course the answer is yes. But have you ever wondered how that hypothetical collaboration might have turned out had someone secretly dosed them with some bad LSD at some point during the process? Well, wonder no more, because I think it may very well have turned out like Cameron Pierce’s new book, Gargoyle Girls of Spider Island. Or, to put it in pithy catchphrase form, ‘It’s like Lost on Acid!’ Either way, Gargoyle Girls is a trip.” — BRYAN SMITH, author of The Killing Kind and Depraved
A bizarro twist on island horror stories such as Dagon, Zombi 2, and Brian Keene’s Castaways.
Four college seniors venture out into open waters for the tropical party weekend of a lifetime. Instead of a teenage sex fantasy, they find themselves in a nightmare of pirates, sharks, and sex-crazed monsters.
Oscar shouldn’t have stolen his stepdad’s boat, but he wanted to impress Colette, who he has been pining after since their freshman year. This vacation was the perfect time to let the romantic sparks fly. With his best friend Allen (and Colette’s friend, Jane, the bitch) tagging along, Oscar saw no way this trip could possibly suck. His hopes die when they are hijacked by pirates. Then their boat sinks and someone gets eaten by a shark. Finally, stranded on a tropical island with an endless supply of rum, Oscar believes their epic weekend can finally begin. But the island is populated by a savage race of beautiful women. When night falls, these women transform into grotesque monsters unlike anything ever seen in fiction.
Pulp horror with a heart, Gargoyle Girls of Spider Island is the most deranged island horror story ever told.
Praise From HORROR TALK:
“Cameron Pierce’s Gargoyle Girls of Spider Island has drawn comparisons to some of the biggest names in horror. While it’s true that you can hear echoes of H.P. Lovecraft and Brian Keene in this tome, the best thing about Gargoyle Girls is that it’s entirely a Pierce book. This means the prose is sharp and intelligent, the twists are wild and come at you fast, there’s plenty of humor and the story will be over before you want it to be. As with every book I’ve read by this Wonderland Book Award-winning author, the first page managed to hook me in and my attention was ensnared until the last word.
Part gory horror story, part love story, part island adventure story and all bizarro, Gargoyle Girls is yet another Pierce book that helps redefine what bizarre fiction can be. The author is a man of extremes, but he somehow manages to balance his extremes out. The story is as horrific as it’s sexy, as gory as it’s humorous and as weird as it’s classic. For fans of horror, tensions run high, dismemberment and blood abound and evil monsters unlike any other come out at night. For fans of bizarro, the characters offer a hilarious critique of white rich kids, there’s a vagina-headed baby and the ending is an epic and strange love story that could only come from the talented/twisted mind of Pierce.
If you like your horror on the weird side, Gargoyle Girls of Spider Island is a must-read.”
Praise From BEAUTY IN RUINS:
“…a hell of sexual slavery, inhuman depravity, and very human cruelty.”
Praise From ANYTHING HORROR:
“As in all of Pierce’s novels and short stories, his writing style just grabs you from the first sentence and draws you into the story like some kind of Siren call. I couldn’t put GARGOYLE GIRLS OF SPIDER ISLAND down and read it in one sitting. Pierce’s characters here are very well fleshed out and have a depth to them that one doesn’t always find in bizarro fiction.”
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