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!
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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 $35 plus $6.95 shipping at present, FOR A TOTAL OF $41.95, USD. 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. 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" person! (Mailing cost slightly higher in Canada.) Claire is currently handling European shipments.
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!
DO YOU KNOW?
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
July 7, 2018 marked the first screening of "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 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 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!
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.)
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