I've been writing a screenplay of late that calls for some comical blood and gore effects. Think over the top, somewhat realistic stuff like in "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" and "Kung Fu Hustle". Ok, Monty Python's isn't realistic, but you get the idea. So - I was wondering if I could get some technical advice on HOW to pull this off. This is pretty much an amatuer, no-budget movie, so anything costing over $50 is out. Here are the two effects I need to pull off - 1.) The Monty-Python blood spray - There are several scenes in which characters are de-limbed, and I pictured them flying off and spraying blood like in the battle with the Black Knight. I have some fake limbs from the usual Halloween stores, and I have planned on making them fall off by pulling them off with fishing wire. However, I have no idea on how to make the blood spray out after the limb comes off. 2.) The "Coughing Up Blood" effect - I have a scene in which a character is lying on his back and coughs up blood, like in "Jaws" (but of course it doesn't have to be as realistic). I have some recepies for edible fake blood, but how do you make it look like the character has coughed it up without swallowing half of it? Thanks for all input!