1978 was a rather eccentric year for film, so sit back, relax, and take in the sights.
10. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
7. Superman: The Movie
6. Up in Smoke
5. Every Which Way but Loose
4. Drunken Master
2. National Lampoon's Animal House
1. Dawn of the Dead
Much of the film deals with Morlar's amazingly crappy life which makes for some nice bits of dark comedy (the bit where he more or less compels his neighbors annoying wife to kill herself is quite funny and creepy, as is the way his parents die) and a race against time... actually more of a lazy stride than a race, before the comatose Morlar (he's bashed in the head in the first scene by his shrink as we later learn) can cause another disaster. The only real reason to see this is Burton who carries the film. He's not great as one would hope, but he certainly commands your attention. It works pretty well as a dark comedy, actually.
1978 was quite the year for film. Maybe the last sort of up and down one for a while, in my opinion.