Jim Krut The Helicopter Zombie
Jim KrutThe Helicopter Zombie

JIM KRUT Appearances 2018

FOUR STATE COMIC-CON (Sat.-Sun., October 20-21 , 2018) Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD. 


MONSTER CON (Sat., October 27 , 2018)  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1 North New York Road, Smithville, NJ. (Hosted by Jersey Shore Comic Book Show)


WEEKEND OF THE DEAD  (Sat.-Sun., November 3-4, 2018 - Pendulum Hotel, Sackville St., Manchester, UK) 

(More details on these events are shown below!)

"Helicopter Zombie"  story

In the 1978 George A. Romero horror classic film "Dawn of the Dead," JIM KRUT's zombie character steps under a whirling helicopter blade and loses the top of his head to cinematic history! He is known as the Helicopter Zombie internationally!


After many years of acting on stage, Jim continues working in movies. He frequently appears in the US and internationally at horror and film conventions.


For links to excerpts from the international magazines (shown at right) featuring articles on the "Dawn of the Dead" and the Helicopter Zombie, click here!

SPECIAL ITEM: Hand-made Helicopter Zombie dolls 

Numbers are limited to stock on hand. Each has variations and is unique, as they are hand-made. These handcrafted, Helicopter Zombie cuties are just $35 plus $6.95 shipping at present, FOR A TOTAL OF $41.95, USD. And, yes, I can take Paypal!

I have a limited number of these little guys from the UK's Claire May and her KillerKnitz designs. These critters were designed by Claire just for me. If you're interested, send  me a note. 


The dolls will include my autograph on the tag! (Mailing slightly higher in Canada.) Claire is currently handling European shipments.

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Details on appearances!

FOUR STATE COMIC-CON (Sat.-Sun., October 20-21 , 2018) Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD.  All things comics, anime, games, sci-fi, movies & pop culture. Cosplay, contests, panels, vendors. Other guests include Eric Roberts, Mindy Sterling, Eliza Roberts, Monique Dupree, Maicat Cosplay, Ken Hunt, Rusty Gilligan and many more!

MONSTER CON (Sat., October 27 , 2018)  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1 North New York Road, Smithville, NJ. (Hosted by Jersey Shore Comic Book Show). Artists, vendors, star guests, crafters, cosplay and more. On the Greene, the folks from Underground will be hosting Monster Bash at the same time. Lots to see and do! All outdoors!

WEEKEND OF THE DEAD  (Sat.-Sun., November 3-4, 2018 - Pendulum Hotel, Sackville St., Manchester, UK) returns for another exciting celebratory year of all things ROMERO and Zombies!!

This year’s show, the 4th event in a row, is all done by volunteers and passionate fans - for fans. Guests in additon to me will include Scott Reiniger, Ken Foree, Howard Sherman, Tom Savini, David Crawford, Richard France, Gary Streiner, Mike Gornick, Randy Kovitz, Antone DiLeo, Judith Ridley, William Butler, and more! Panels, autograph sessions, cosplay competition, vendors, photo ops and a chance to meet the characters from some of your favorite films such as George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead," "Night of the Living Dead," "Day of the Dead" and even the remake of "Night of the Living Dead!"



     The Helicopter Zombie scene in "Dawn of the Dead" is one of the Top Five zombie deaths ever? See for yourself! 


     The scene appears in Bravo's list of the 100 Scariest Movie Moments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oIQW8ftwFg&sns=fb), where Dawn of the Dead is listed as #39.) 


     Check out  Jim's other film credits in the  Internet Movie DataBase under Jim Krut. Click the IMDB  link here, or use the link on the left column. 

 "I decided to wear what is now my favorite tank top..." - April Evans

(If you're interested in the Helicopter Zombie tanks, tees or hoodies, click here!)

Video highlights...

July 7, 2018 marked the first screening of "Host of Sparrows" a beautifully executed tale of deception, murder and intrigue by director Kevin Boon and Third Child Productions. Check out the Facebook page for current photos and info about the film and festival screenings. To preview the trailer, click here. You may be able to view it at a film festival near you!

This is the classic scene from George A. Romero's 1978 "Dawn of the Dead". Crafted by Tom Savini himself,  here's an uplifting moment that may strike a chord in your brain...

Here's a teaser clip from a High Rock Pictures film now in production, "Bottom Creek." The still photo shows makeup being applied while I'm in a kayak. Thanks Cori Coulter, for making me look good!

This 20-minute short is "VALU" from director Matt Leslie in 2016. I'm a little off the rails in this one.  Just remember, I'm still a nice guy!

Chiller Chat host Bryan Hogue interviews me in 2009 for his Chiller Night Theatre program. The interview was in the small corner of the world that my wife calls my "me room." Thanks Bryan, for staying in touch over the years and for bringing chills and thrills to thousands of fans! Bryan interviews me in Oct. 2018 and we hope to have a link to the latest updated interview soon!

Here's a recent interview with Jim Krut on Zombiepalooza Radio Live, hosted by Jackie Chin. We talk independent films, special effects, current projects and more!

A memorial tribute to George A. Romero (Nov. 2017 - UK)

For the November 2017 Weekend of the Dead celebration in Manchester, UK, I was asked to narrate a tribute to the late George A. Romero. He was director of Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead and many other classic films.

  In addition to my deep affection for his influence in horror films, I am grateful he has brought so many of us together. The video clip begins with a montage of those Romero film actors who have passed on. My narrated tribute starts at 3 minutes and 30 seconds. (Thanks to Gareth Wright and Mark Burns for his work in putting this presentation together.)

George Romero tribute, Weekend of the Dead 2017, Manchester, UK


IMDB - Jim Krut

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I am available for a range of roles, appearances and presentations. Due to film production and appearance schedules, please contact me well in advance of your event, thanks! 

I am not represented by a booking agent or manager. For appearances or casting, please contact me directly. Thanks! 


To contact  Jim Krut for questions,  merchandise orders, or booking availability, write to jimkrut@helizombie.com or use the online form.

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