Thursday, February 7, 2013

365 Days- Day 30

movie: Rise Blood Hunter
starring: Lucy Liu, James D'Arcy
genre: Crime, Thriller
year: 2007
format: DVD

plot: A reporter finds herself in the middle of a series of crimes that have been committed by a cult of vampires. She ends up getting turned herself, and partners up with the cop who's daughter was killed the same way.

When I first heard about this film few years ago, I thought it was going to be just another low B-movie, but after the first few minutes, you realize how top of the line this is. The star power in this is jammed, including Michael Chiklis, and Marilyn Manson.

This is another vampire turned slayer story. It's about pure revenge after having you're life stolen from you, your identity stripped away.
The lead character is made a vampire against her will, and has to learn to survive. You're taken through a series of flashbacks learning what happened to her and why she's out for revenge.

I love that this film uses silver instead of wood for the stakes and crossbow tips.  So few movies pull that element from folklore. 

There is also this sub-plot about how cults manage to draw people, specially teens in.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Revenge can be painful

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