Jim Krut The Helicopter Zombie
Jim KrutThe Helicopter Zombie

Jim's confirmed appearances 2019 

THE LIVING DEAD WEEKND, June 14-16, featuring cast reunions of the original George Romero "Dawn of the Dead" and "Creepshow" in the Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA (near Pittsburgh). SPECIAL EVENT! This will be the first time in 42 years that I'll be in makeup and costume for a recreation of the role as the Helicopter Zombie  -  at the Monroeville Arport! This will be a long with Paul Musser, the Airport Zombie from Dawn!

         Also check out the Facebook site for this event's updates. Featuring Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Adkins, Christine Romero, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, John Amplas and many, many more original actors from these two films! This is the big one, for Dawn fans!

 

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries COMIC CON on June 22, at 101 W. King Street, Martinsburg, WV. Featuring speakers, artists, vendors, cosplay, activities and contests.

 

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD BASH - July 26-28 at the Wyndham Hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg. Presented by the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange, this paranormal/musical/militaria event benefits Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. Meet many of your favorite tv paranormal personalities! Loads of guests, vendors, live bands and events, including Batman!

 

3rd Annual CENTRAL PA-RANORMAL CONVENTION - Oct. 18-20, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA.  Join me, actress Jessica Felice and director Shawn Anthony and get possessed by Father Evil. Large lineup of paranormal and spiritual guests. Also, panels, presentations, vendors, and a paranormal investigation of The Pajama Factory.

 

WEEKEND OF HELL - Nov. 2-3, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany.  "Dawn of the Dead" reunion including David Crawford, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, Len Lies, Mike Christopher, Bob Michelucci. Also appearing is Dee Wallace-Stone and Denis O'Hare, with more to come. 

SORRY -2XL and 3XL hoodies are sold out!

The "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 years of acting on stage, Jim continues working in movies. He also appears  at horror and film conventions in the US, UK and Germany.

 

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

For links to excerpts from the international magazines (shown at right) featuring articles on "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 $34.99 plus $6.95 shipping, FOR A TOTAL OF $41.94. 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. (She is also carries a limited number of these for European sales If you're interested, send  me a note. 

 

The dolls will include my autograph on the tag, and there's enough space for you to select a "To  ___" personalization! (Mailing cost slightly higher in Canada.)

 

DO YOU KNOW?

     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, Oct 16, 2018 with host Bryan Hogue. This audio interview with good friend Bryan brings us together nine years after his first interview with me. Good fun and updates on what's happening right now! Also www.chillernighttheater.com

 

Chiller Chat 2009 host Bryan Hogue interviews me for his Chiller Night Theater 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!

VICTIMS AND VILLIANS INTERVIEW: Here's a link to a recent podcast from Josh Burkey of Victims and Villians, recorded at the October 2018 Four State Comic-Con (Hagerstown, MD). My interview segment starts around 54 minutes, but listen to Eric Roberts, Rusty Gilligan and others on the rest of the podcast. They tell some great stories. My segment covers theater versus film, as well as a bit of horror history!

https://www.victimsandvillains.net/episodes/162

A 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. This photo was taken during the rededication of the Evans City Cemetery Chapel, when George cut the ribbon at the opening.

  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

VISITOR COUNTER

IMDB - Jim Krut

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To email Jim Krut: 

 jimkrut@helizombie.com

Bookings

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. I prefer direct contact for 

appearances or casting requests. 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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