Jim Krut The Helicopter Zombie
Jim KrutThe Helicopter Zombie

The "Helicopter Zombie" 

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!

JIM KRUT Appearances 2018

THE LIVING DEAD WEEKEND - DAWN OF THE DEAD 40TH ANNIVERSARY -  (Fri.-Sun., June 8-10, 2018inside the Monroeville Mall, near Pittsburgh, where Dawn of the Dead was filmed 40 years ago! Movie location tours, panels, exhibits, photo ops, 40 celebrity guests, official merchandise. This will be huge! Check the link for The Living Dead Weekend.

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD BASH  (Fri.-Sun., August 17-19, 2018) -Wyndham Hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA

Benefits Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, brought to you by the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange and The Wyndham. Stay tuned for updates on guests, events, demos, displays, activities. This will be huge! I'm honored to be part of this benefit for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors.

Gettysburg Battlefield Bash 2018

Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. 

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

AUTHORCON and SCREAM FEST (October 12, 2018Event is October 12th & 13th at Foothills Performing Art Center in Oneonta, NY. I will only be appearing Friday, the 12th. Authors, illustrators, media, psychics, vendors and celebrity guests! For details on vendor tables and ticket information,go to www.authorcon-screamfest.com

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 will include Scott Reiniger, Howard Sherman, David Crawford, Richard France, Mike Gornick, Antone DiLeo, Judith Ridley and more! Panels, autograph sessions, cosplay competition, vendors, photo ops and a real chance to meet the stars!



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


     There's also 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, and it shows the Helicopter Zombie scene.) 


     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...

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...

In final production stage, "Host of Sparrows" is a beautifully crafted tale of deception, murder and intrigue by director Kevin Boon and Third Child Productions. It should appear in 2018. Check out the Facebook page for current photos from the film. To preview the trailer, click here.

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!

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

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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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