What’s the secret to making zombie chomping look real on screen? Use brains actors can actually eat. Resident Evil: Retribution’s makeup designer Paul Jones uses Jell-O fortified with glycerin and sorbitol.
“The stuff is great, because if it accidentally gets ingested, it’s essentially food,” Jones said to Wired.com in a recent interview. “You can actually bite into it and see it tear.”
Wired.com has the recipe used on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution. It’s fairly easy to whip up, so you and your friends can nibble on some cerebral cortex any time you get a hankering.
For those who are a total mess in the kitchen, Wired also created this nifty how-to video for baking brains.
No fuss, but plenty of muss.