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

RITA CHRISTINE'S ROCKIN' BENEFIT  Saturday, July 21, 2-11 p.m., Let There Be Rock School Panhandle, 2017 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV

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

AUTHORCON and PARAHORRORFEST (October 12, 2018Event is October 12th & 13th at Foothills Performing Art Center in Oneonta, NY

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


(For details on these events, please see below!)

RITA CHRISTINE'S ROCKIN' BENEFIT  Saturday, July 21, 2-11 p.m.

This benefit to assist the family of the late Kirsty Michelle Mullican includes film screenings, music, autograph ops, events with Rita Christine, Genoveva Rossi, Jeremy Ambler and other movie guests. 

Hosted by Matt Burns and Rita Christine, the locaton is Let There Be Rock School Panhandle, 1017 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, West Va.

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 PARAHORRORFEST (October 12-13, 2018Event is October 12th & 13th at Foothills Performing Art Center in Oneonta, NY. I will be appearing both days. Authors, illustrators, media, psychics, vendors and celebrity guests including Ken Sagoes, Eugene Clark, Sharon Lentz, Jeremy Ambler, Tito Santana, Shane Douglas and more! 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 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...

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...

First screening was July 7, 2018 for "A 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. To preview the trailer, click here. You may be able to view it at a film festival near you!

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

Get your Helicopter Zombie gear NOW! Check out Helizombie hoodies, tees, tanks, autographed photos and more - exclusively from the Helicopter Zombie himself - Jim Krut!

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


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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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