Horror Review: Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)

Horror Review: Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)Supernatural thriller in which a female reporter wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead. She vows revenge against the sect that put her there and hunts them down.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, Carla Gugino, Cameron Richardson, Marilyn Manson

I cannot believe that I have never seen this movie up until this point. From the list of stars, Lucy Liu and Michael Chiklis, you would think that I would have seen this previously. On top of that, you have the absolutely gorgeous Cameron Richardson. On top of that, you have Marilyn Manson. You would think that I would have been all over this one.

Within the first ten minutes we are treated to some nice shots of Cameron Richardson and Lucy Liu (very briefly) nude. That should have been enough for an absolute score from this film. Unfortunately, that is pretty much all that happens in this movie. After the first ten minutes, the next thirty minutes (perhaps even more) went by in a blur with no meaning or point.

I wanted to like this. Believe me, I really did. I enjoy B movies, and with a cast of many characters which intrigue me, it should have been at least a decent watch. I will say that the movie did have a nice atmosphere to it though. Some of the moments when they tried to give you a gothic atmosphere was a touch over the top, but the movie was shot decently.

There were too many moments when the movie traveled back in time for no apparent reason, and there were too many instances of Lucy Liu popping out of the morgue. Once would have been plenty.

Even the scene when Liu fights the urge to not drink human blood before succumbing to the desire was an incredibly long scene which could have been cut down to save the viewer from the 2 hour running time of this film.

With all of these complaints, I will add the the film was mildly entertaining with plenty of attractive women and, had it been cut down to about 90 minutes, it would have been much more entertaining.