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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

VAULT EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Dawn of the Dead's "Helicopter Zombie", Jim Krut

Last October, I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Krut at the always-fun Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey. Most horror fans would best know this extremely tall and friendly gentleman as the infamous "helicopter zombie" from George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. That's right, Jim was the unforgettable flat-top ghoul who gets his cranium chopped in the chopper during the airport scene.

Needless to say, I was dying for a chance to talk to the man who had become such a beloved icon of horror history. Jim was kind enough to give me some of his time, and the result is the interview I bring to you today, my second Vaultcast.

I apologize for the annoying feedback buzz that accompanies a lot of the audio, it won't happen again in future Vaultcasts. But if you bear with it, the interview is a very worthwhile listen, as Jim talks about things like...

  • Accidentally stabbing Tom Savini in the stomach
  • His kids' reaction to watching their dad's head get sliced open
  • The camaraderie between DOTD zombies
  • The reasons Dario Argento cut his scene from the European version of the movie
  • And much more...

If you prefer, you can visit my official Vaultcast page and download the interview to listen to whenever. It consists of two separate files, so when you listen, make sure to listen to part one first!


Unknown said...

No severance or evil dead II on the poll!? great interview by the way.

B-Sol said...

Thanks! And yeah, Evil Dead II shoulda been on there.

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