The same could be said for helicopters!

Jim Krut - Helicopter Zombie 2015 APPEARANCES

LIVING DEAD FESTIVAL - Friday to Sunday, October 9-11 at Evans City, PA, where the original "Night of the Living Dead" was filmed. Also visit the Living Dead Museum. Free admission, as events take place throughout the town. See many of the stars from NOTLD (1968) and iconic figures from "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), including Tom Savini. Go on a guided tour of movie locations, watch film screenings drive-in style outdoors in the park, walk with your pet in the Pet Walk of the Living Dead, experience local and German foods and much more.  


DAWN OF THE DEAD UK Pre-Show - Friday, November 13 at the Fab Cafe, Manchester, UK starting at 4 p.m.  Featuring Dawn's own David Crawford in a re-enactment of his famous debate in Dawn, with a lucky winner. Also, there will be live, televised interviews of David and myself, prize drawings, photo sessions, autograph sessions and more, all in the setting of a film-themed cafe/pub. This appearance is a lead-up to a wider Dawn of the Dead convention being planned for next year  by a growing group of UK fans of Dawn of the Dead. Also check it out on Facebook!


AMAZICON POP CULTUE HORROR CONVENTION - Friday to Sunday, April 15-17, 2016 the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Meet three zombies from Dawn of the Dead, Sharon Ceccatti, Mike Christopher and myself, as well as stars and guests from your favorite films and tv shows, cosplay and much more!


Interview from January's New York Horror Show and Macabre Faire Film Festival. With Frank Malerba and Cryptic Rock. 

Tom Savini describes the creation of "Helicopter Zombie"

Thanks to Tom Savini for sending along GoreZone #30 for me, and doing such a fun job with the story. Thanks also to Fangoria for granting me permission to use it on my website!

Magazine Articles on HELICOPTER ZOMBIE

King of Zombie World

A moderately misleading title, but a gracious tribute from Gettysburg Companion magazine, Oct./Nov. 2013

SciFi World Magazine - in Espanol

Sergi Escarmis Costa from Barcelona, Spain, did this interview with the Helicopter Zombie. Nicely illustrated, too.

JIM KRUT - "Helicopter Zombie" and more!

 JIM KRUT is often known as the Helicopter Zombie (tm)*. In one of the most memorable scenes from the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead," his zombie character steps under a whirling helicopter blade and loses the top of his head to cinematic history!

Other films featuring Jim Krut include "Deadlands 2: Trapped," "Flesh of the Living," "Zombiegirl Diary," "Cut You Right Here" and the still-in-production "Night of the Living Dead: Genesis"



For more on the film background, check out Jim's listings in the IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase)


Movies, TV, stage and radio

Jim as doctor in "Zombthology"

In addition to "Dawn of the Dead," I have acted in several independent films, created and voiced hundreds of radio spots, appeared in dozens of stage performances and on television.

   As an actor guest from 1978's "Dawn of the Dead," I have made film/horror/comic convention appearances throughout the United States, in the U.K. and Germany and enjoy meeting the fans.

   As special guest, I have appeared at events such as zombie walks in Williamsburg, Va., and New Jersey, Zombies in the Park and Baltimore's Zombie Gras, King's Dominion amusement park and Haunted Hill in Spotsylvania, Va.

    For thousands of fans of "Dawn of the Dead," this website and my Facebook page are a way to keep in touch. There are also photos and exclusive Helicopter Zombie T-shirts and tanks available through this site. They are not sold in any stores, only by me at conventions or online, to assure high quality and authenticity.

      During most appearances, I have a variety of photos and maybe Helicopter Zombie t-shirts available for sale. The photos include a personalized autograph for only $20! I'd give it to you for free, but we all have to eat, sometimes brains, sometimes no-brainers. If you are planning to attend one of these events, for example, and want a shirt in XL or Medium, email me in advance at so I can bring it along! Thanks for being a fan!

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