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You Got Something on the Lens

The blood-spatter trope in movies and TV.    

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.

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