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Generation X-ed Review

Generation X-ed is an anthology featuring 22 different authors, all with short stories of varying lengths.


Rating: 3/5

In a unique anthology of monster, folk, paranormal, and psychological horror as glimpsed through the lens of the latchkey generation, twenty-two voices shine a strobe light on the cultural demons that lurked in the background while they came of age in the heyday of Satanic panic and slasher flicks, milk carton missing and music television, video rentals and riot grrrls. These Gen-X storytellers once stayed out unsupervised until the streetlights came on, and what they brought home with them will terrify you.

 

Release Date: January 26, 2022


I received an ARC copy from the editor, Rebecca Rowland. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this anthology!


Generation X-ed is an anthology featuring 22 different authors, all with short stories of varying lengths. Each of these shorts touches on horror and showcase their own version of darkness.


Each of these shorts touches on horror and showcase their own version of darkness.

Anthologies are always hard to rate and review. As I’ve mentioned in the past with short story collections, some of these I would have easily given 5 stars too. While others, I struggled to simply get through. So my rating reflects the percentage of stories I enjoyed.


Each of these stories is so unique from each other. None of them involved the same monster or darkness. They all had their own atmosphere and I truly didn’t know what to expect when I started each one. Several left me saying “WTF did I just read.”


They all had their own atmosphere and I truly didn’t know what to expect when I started each one.

We see stories around eerie cults, monsters that roam in the night, and just a wide range of creepy shit. Some of my favorites were A Geneology of Hunger, The Crimson Church - this one gave me AHS: Roanoke vibes, and Regulators!


And while I didn’t necessarily enjoy all of these horrors, I’m sure there are others who would. With this collection, there’s something in here for every type of horror lover. I think if you’re not afraid of the dark, or at least sleep with a light on, you might enjoy this collection too! There are some great gems in here!