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 to work in movies and appears in the US and internationally at horror and film conventions.


For links to excerpts from these magazines, featuring articles on the Dawn of the Dead and the Helicopter Zombie, click here!

JIM KRUT Appearances 2018

June 8-10, 2018 THE LIVING DEAD WEEKEND DAWN OF THE DEAD 40th ANNIVERSARY inside the Monroeville Mall, where Dawn was filmed 40 years ago! Movie location tours, panels, exhibits, photo ops, 40 celebrity guests, official merchandise. Details to come soon, or check the link for The Living Dead Weekend.

August 17-19, 2018 - GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD BASH, 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


     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 IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase) under Jim Krut. Click the link, 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.

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!

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 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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