I just finished watching Dawn of the Dead (1978) and am wondering what the massive appeal is of it. For the record, I haven't seen Night of the Living Dead yet so maybe that would help explain some things. I didn't dislike it. I thought it was entertaining in a campy sort of way, but it was hardly scary or suspenseful, IMO. I also had a hard time believing that a bunch of slow moving zombies could somehow take over the US. It seems like it should be rather trivial for some military units to easily contain and eliminate them. Maybe I'm just over thinking the whole thing, and should have just enjoyed it for what it is. Now, 28 Days Later I loved, because the zombies seemed MUCH more dangerous in that.