Horror Movie Style Blood Recipes for Halloween

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This recipe comes directly from our favorite Hollywood FX guru Sven Granlund who was kind enough to share it with only a few requests if you use it.

FROM SVEN: In the Spirit of Dick Smith I am sharing my SvenFx Blood recipe.  I just ask that when my recipe is used, I get a shoutout.  I am planning on selling, my blood with almost this exact recipe.  Here it is  it is affordable so great for all low budget filmmakers; please use at your own risk,** I am sharing in good faith and make no claims and accept no responsibility for others making or using this blood recipe**

SvenFx Blood

  • 160z Sorbitol
  • 160z Dark Karo Syrup
  • 4 oz of Liquid ivory Dish soap
  • 6.5 oz of red food color
  • 2 ml yellow food color
  • 8 ml green food color
  • 3 ml Caramel Food color (easy to get here in LA)

This recipe makes ¼ gallon so adjust as necessary.

IMPORTANT Safety Note;  this is Not a mouth safe blood.  The Ivory Dish. soap makes it taste ….Soapy, however, it keeps the blood Flowing and not beading up on the skin or prosthetic.  As an added benefit, the Soap keeps the blood from staining most materials

,** I am sharing in good faith and make no claims and accept no responsibility for others making or using this blood recipe**  please take care and be aware of possible health concerns or allergies. Use at your own risk.  Please use common sense and be safe.  In the words of Father Lloyd Kaufman, Safety Firs.t Art Second.  Do no harm to person or property with your art.  Words to live by. –Sven Granlund