I too love Dawn '78. Viewing it today, I feel like there are a lot of obvious mistakes in the makeup FX. But that particular movie really isn't about the FX, now is it? I remember seeing it as a young teen for the first time when it premiered, and I gotta say, I had nightmares and couldn't get my mind off from it. Every time I found myself alone in the dark after that, a sneaking feeling of dread and a fantasy of what it would be like if there really were zombies would enter my mind. It's followed me ever since. I used to be afraid of the dark as a little girl, but you know what? Seeing Dawn of the Dead '78 spawned an interest in me that brought me to other zombie movies, and with each one I watched, I got over my fear and developed a true love for the genre.