RISE: BLOOD HUNTERis a supernatural thriller starring Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”), Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”), Carla Gugino (“Sin City”) and James D’Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), featuring cameos by Robert Forster (“Jackie Brown”), Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage”), and music icons Marilyn Manson and Nick Lachey. Sadie (Liu) is an investigative reporter who stumbles upon a dark underground cult that is attracting young Los Angeles hipsters. Lured in by the promise of wild parties, these kids start turning up dead, and when Sadie tries to get to the bottom of their gruesome murders, she becomes a victim herself. She awakens in the morgue, neither dead nor alive, consumed by an overwhelmed craving for blood, and hell-bent on finding the twisted killers that made her this way.
Detective Rawlins (Chicklis) is sick with rage and grief, his only daughter another victim of the cult. He soon crosses paths with Sadie, and the two join forces, stopping at nothing until they’ve exacted their revenge. RISE: BLOOD HUNTER is written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, the writer of “Snakes on a Plane” and “Gothika.” The behind the-scenes team includes two-time Academy Award - winning cinematographer John Toll, ASC, who has the honor of being the only cinematographer to win back-to-back Oscars for his work on “Legends of the Fall” and “Braveheart.”