IGN ranked 1978's Dawn of the Dead
seventeenth on our list of the Top 25 Horror Movies (Night of the Living Dead placed tenth), proclaiming it "bigger, gorier, and funnier than its predecessor, Dawn of the Dead
remains Romero's definitive work. ... The true brilliance of Dawn is how it combined straight-up zombie carnage with a healthy dose of satire and social commentary. At the end of the day, are modern Americans really so different from the shambling undead?"