VOTD: The History of Fake Blood in Movies

Fake Blood in Movies

If you were out and about this weekend, there’s a good chance you saw plenty of fake blood splattered across the faces and clothing of many Halloween enthusiasts. And even though the bloody holiday is now over, there’s no better time to appreciate the history behind fake blood.

A new 21-minute video essay dives into the history of fake blood in movies. In fact, it actually starts back before movies existed, since motion pictures actually ended up adopting some of the fake blood techniques that were used on stage at the time. But as the movies advanced in a relatively short period of time, so did the presentation of blood on film. Read More »