Exclusive: How to Make Kensington Gore

The sticky blood used in horror films of this period became known as Kensington Gore – a jokey reference to the London street of the same name. While Hammer’s special recipe remains obscure, Mark demonstrates his own favourite method.


2 cups of Golden Syrup
1 cup of Water
10 teaspoons of Red food colouring
A few drops of Blue food colouring
A few drops of Yellow food colouring
10 tablespoons of Corn Flour
Mint flavouring – to taste

Release date: 13 Oct 2010

4 minutes


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Gatiss
DirectorRachel Jardine
Series ProducerJohn Das
Executive ProducerMichael Poole

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