This was to be the remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, but I wouldn’t call it much of a remake as the only thing relating to the original is that the survivors seek refuge in a shopping mall, but everything else is new. Compared to many of the older zombie movies, Dawn of the Dead takes a more serious note. The movie took some queues from 28 Days Later and pit the survivors against zombies that are quick and even sometimes nimble making them all more terrifying.
The zombie chase scenes are tense especially when the survivors are driving through a post-apocalyptic ruined city. This movie has one of the best intros and will keep you hooked til the end.