Jim Krut The Helicopter Zombie
Jim KrutThe Helicopter Zombie

News articles around the globe

International magazines from Germany, Barcelona, Japan, Australia and the USA tell more of the story of the Helicopter Zombie and "Dawn of the Dead."


Enjoy the excerpted articles, and learn more about the making of "Dawn of the Dead," the late George A. Romero's classic 1978 film!

GoreZone #30 (2014) on Tom Savini and Jim Krut, Helicopter Zombie

More than thirty-five years after "Dawn of the Dead," Tom was still explaining how he created one of his most memorable effects with Jim Krut as the Helicopter Zombie. I'd not seen the potato chip photo from 1978 until Tom sent me this issue!


German ZOMBIE Magazine celebrates Romero legacy (2013)

Lots of background on the making of George Romero's films, the actors who worked with him, the people working cameras and lights, and all the jobs that make a movie come together. Lots of great photos in the original magazine. Only a few pages reproduced here.


SciFi World Magazine - en Catalan (2013)

Sergi Escarmis Costa from Barcelona, Spain, did this interview with the Helicopter Zombie. Nicely illustrated, too.


Japanese "Talk of the Dead" magazine (2013)

Thanks to Norman England for his interview with me, which appears in this issue.


Australian HeliNews on helicopters and film (2008)

Included is an interview page with Jim Krut, and one photo from the film Dawn of the Dead.


Rural Electrification Magazine (USA) (2008)

An article on background of rural electric workers across the United States, including my role as the Helicopter Zombie. Great photo by Steve Barrett, which he has graciously allowed me to use after this article was published.


King of Zombie World (2013)

A moderately misleading title, but a gracious tribute from Gettysburg Companion Magazine, Oct/Nov 2013


IMDB - Jim Krut

(Internet Movie Database)

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