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Ignite of the Living Dead


Ryan Boyles spoke about Zombies in society, culture, film, tv, music, gaming, online and next door - at Ignite Raleigh 2 on March 3rd 2010. …

Ryan Boyles spoke about Zombies in society, culture, film, tv, music, gaming, online and next door - at Ignite Raleigh 2 on March 3rd 2010.

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  • 1. Ignite of the Living Dead
    • Ryan A Boyles
    • @theRAB
  • 2. Team Edward? We love vamps! And they heart us.
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997
    • Underworld, 2003
    • Twilight, 2008
  • 3. Somnambulitastic!
    • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920
  • 4. Back in the day, I was somebody.
    • The Mummy, 1932
    • The Last Man on Earth, 1964
    • I Am Legend, 2007
  • 5. Clique psychology and group think
    • Night of the Living Dead, 1968
  • 6. Fcuk it, let’s go shopping!
    • Dawn of the Dead, 1978
    “ I’ve always felt that the real horror is next door to us, that the scariest monsters are our neighbors. It’s been a theme throughout my work - to bring the horror into our own homes, to fill the stories with brand names that we all use, beers that we all like to drink, streets that look like our own.” - George A. Romero
  • 7. Mean people suck… on this!
    • Night of the Comet, 1984
  • 8. We live in a mad mad mad mad mad world…
    • Day of the Dead, 1985
  • 9. Remember that Prom date from H-E-double hockey sticks.
    • Night of the Creeps, 1986
  • 10. Zombies don’t run. But if they do… run faster.
    • 28 Days Later, 2002
  • 11. turn, turn, turn, square, up, down, up, down, R2, click click boom!
    • Resident Evil game(s) 1996, movie 2002
    • Plants vs Zombies, 2010
    • Call of Duty: World War Zombies, 2009
  • 12. How do you like ‘dem Apples? Zombies for fun and social change!
    • Zombie Mob, May 2007
    • San Francisco, CA
    • (and elsewhere)
  • 13. We want brains we can believe in.
    • The Crazies, 1973
    • The Crazies, 2010
  • 14. We fear others and ourselves especially. You have to laugh to keep from crying.
    • Zombie Pseudo Science, 2009
  • 15. We are all miscellaneous and loosely connected.
    • I Can Has Cheeszburger, Twitter, Lost zombies, 2008-2009
  • 16. 1 year ago last week: Crash!
    • I blacked out and woke up as a Middle Aged Zombie in downtown Charlotte, NC
  • 17. That’s funny I don’t feel dead. Bite me world!
    • Zombies Take Charlotte,
    • February 2009
  • 18. I met George Freaking Romero!
    • American Zombie – Film Festival
    • Stay scared.
    • Zombies don’t skate. (or run)
    • Forget that zombie survival kit – buy a shotgun.
  • 19. Rule 4: Seatbelts. Rule 7: Travel light. Rule 8: Get a Kick-ass partner. Rule 16: Work as a team. Rule 19: Always carry a change of underwear. Rule 31: Check the backseat. Rule 34: Enjoy the little things.
    • Zombieland, 2009
  • 20. (I'm gonna thrill ya tonight) Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'alls neighborhood
    • Thriller, 1983
    Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this Ignite presentation in no way endorses a belief in the occult.