Blood spatter on lens: Supercut of viscera dotting screens in movies and TV (VIDEO).

When Blood Spatters the Camera in Movies and TV

When Blood Spatters the Camera in Movies and TV

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Dec. 2 2014 1:26 PM

You Got Something on the Lens

The blood-spatter trope in movies and TV.    

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Note: This video is violent, obviously. Watch it full screen.

Blood spatter on the screen in movies and TV can feel like a crude gimmick, but there’s no denying it’s here to stay—and not just in genre fare. The video above celebrates three decades of this gaudy trope, one bright-red splash at a time.

Jesse Paddock is a freelance producer and editor living in North Carolina. You can see more of his work here.