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How to make fake blood the Sam Raimi way

Aug. 11, 2010by: Mike Sampson

So many now-classic filmmakers started out making movies at home with fake blood. But how exactly did one of the modern masters, Sam Raimi, perfect his recipe for fake blood for the EVIL DEAD movies? We all know about Karo syrup but there's a little bit more to it than that. Courtesy Bruce Campbell's biography (and blog The Movie Miscellany, we now know the secret to the stars. This may be the first and only time we've shared a recipe on JoBlo.com but use it wisely budding filmmakers!

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2:16PM on 11/01/2010

What am I missing?

What kind of non-dairy creamer turns into a "nice paste" with stirring? All I'm getting is a frothy liquid.
What kind of non-dairy creamer turns into a "nice paste" with stirring? All I'm getting is a frothy liquid.
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12:04PM on 08/12/2010

Just a Thought.

Love No.7 lol

Hey wouldn't it be easier to just slash and bludgeon the actors for real, I mean Hollywood needs to cull some of the bad actors.
And why stop there, add some directors etc too. lol
Love No.7 lol

Hey wouldn't it be easier to just slash and bludgeon the actors for real, I mean Hollywood needs to cull some of the bad actors.
And why stop there, add some directors etc too. lol
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1:12AM on 08/12/2010
I got a recipe from Savini's website that included a tablespoon of dishwashing soap. May the clean up process A LOT easier. I think it's the same mixture for Dawn. Doesn't film well, but looks great for Halloween (or random pranks).
I got a recipe from Savini's website that included a tablespoon of dishwashing soap. May the clean up process A LOT easier. I think it's the same mixture for Dawn. Doesn't film well, but looks great for Halloween (or random pranks).
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7:17PM on 08/11/2010

Wow, way to be 10 years slow on this news...

Oh well, I've used this recipe a number of times and it works great.
Oh well, I've used this recipe a number of times and it works great.
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3:09PM on 08/11/2010
I also usually add chocolate syrup and quick mix to try and make the karo syrup less clear and a darker red.
I also usually add chocolate syrup and quick mix to try and make the karo syrup less clear and a darker red.
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12:45PM on 08/11/2010

NICE!

Just in time for Halloween!
Just in time for Halloween!
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12:10PM on 08/11/2010
also throw some dirt and maybe dryer lint into it so it looks grungy when its on the skin.
:)
also throw some dirt and maybe dryer lint into it so it looks grungy when its on the skin.
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11:59AM on 08/11/2010
Raimi told me at a Drag Me to Hell screening (I sat next to him the whole movie) to use black coffee to thin it and keep it from turning pink on light colored surfaces.
Raimi told me at a Drag Me to Hell screening (I sat next to him the whole movie) to use black coffee to thin it and keep it from turning pink on light colored surfaces.
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11:23AM on 08/11/2010

hell yeah!

when i was in high school we did a haunted house and no one would listen to me when i told them you had to add blue to fake blood. Of course mine was the best looking.
when i was in high school we did a haunted house and no one would listen to me when i told them you had to add blue to fake blood. Of course mine was the best looking.
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10:57AM on 08/11/2010
i use all that and a squirt of chocolate syrup. really. it's a nice touch.
i use all that and a squirt of chocolate syrup. really. it's a nice touch.
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10:45AM on 08/11/2010

tidbit

And what's the other half? VIOLENCE!
And what's the other half? VIOLENCE!
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