Jim Krut The Helicopter Zombie
Jim KrutThe Helicopter Zombie

A memorial tribute to George A. Romero (11/17 - 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 for his work in putting this presentation together.)

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

Welcome to the"Helicopter Zombie" site!

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


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


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 Helizombie scene.) 

Check out  Jim's other film credits in the IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase) under Jim Krut.

 "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!)

A few fun highlights...

Check out this recent interview with Jim Krut on Zombiepalooza Radio Live, hosted by Jackie Chin. We talk independent films, special effects, current projects and more!


Still in production, "Host of Sparrows" is a beautifully crafted tale of deception, murder and intrigue by director Kevin Boon and Third Child Productions. Check out the Facebook page for current photos from the film in progress.

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...

This is a teaser clip from a  2017 High Rock Pictures film still 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!

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(Please note:  A few website updates are in progress. If you notice missing links or other issues, please drop me an email. Thanks! -- Jim)


IMDB - Jim Krut

(Internet Movie Database)

Email for Jim Krut: helizombie@comcast.net


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. Please contact me directly regarding appearances or casting. 


To contact  Jim Krut for questions,  merchandise orders, or booking availability, write to (helizombie@comcast.net) or use the online form.

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