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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
"Rise" (original title)

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A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Collette / Frannie
LA Weekly Editor
Ethan Mills
Detective Easton
Sam Cooper ...
Coroner's Assistant


The snoopy reporter Sadie Blake is called by her nerd colleague Ethan Mills that has deciphered a code and found an address in Koreatown from information of the Goth Tricia Rawlins about a bloody cult. Sadie does not give attention to Ethan, but when she sees on the front page of the news that Tricia has been found dead in a dumpster in Koreatown, she decides to visit the address. She finds an abandoned house with a gruesome basement full of blood and she immediately drives to Ethan's apartment. She finds the place in a complete mess and is abducted by a stranger and taken to Bishop, who wants to know what Tricia has told her. Then, Bishop and his mate Eve kill Sadie and they have a necrophilic threesome with her body. Later, Sadie awakes in the freezer of the morgue and sooner she realizes that she is a vampire and promises revenge to her sire. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They didn't leave her alive. They left her UNDEAD. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 July 2007 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Rise  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$59,371 (USA) (1 June 2007)


$106,398 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second horror film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez and his fourth as a writer. He also directed the 2001 movie The Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature. As a writer, he has also worked on the 2003 supernatural thriller Gothika starring Halle Berry. In 2006, he was co-writer on the movie Snakes on a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson. Sebastian also wrote the screenplay for the remake of the Japanese movie The Eye. See more »


When Sadie stops to pick up the hitchhiker her vehicle's left tail light is burned out, yet minutes later when she turns off the main road it is working. See more »


Bishop: You're one of us.
Sadie Blake: Not by choice.
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Crazy Credits

The persons portrayed in this motion picture are not intended to portray or represent any particular individual at LA Weekly. See more »


References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


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Decent contemporary vampire flick
18 May 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Decent enough vampire movie which turned out less slick-looking than I thought it would be. "Rise: Blood Hunter" is stylishly put together, gently embracing the film noir genre even. With Lucy Liu in the main lead, showing a lot of skin on more than one occasion, as a reporter-turned-vampire hunting down a sect of the undead. There are some fun cameos by Marilyn Manson and Robert Forster to enjoy. The film did somewhat lack a decent climax at the end, though. Classic vampire lovers might perhaps be disappointed trying this one out, as it's got a more contemporary feel to it instead of the Gothic type of vibe I was expecting.

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