Ghost House Pictures' Rise: Blood Hunter has been forced into its own vampiric hibernation for far too long. In the can for some time and ready to go, clips of the film - some rather scrumptious bits, at that - have been resurrected mysteriously on YouTube as if in anticipation of Rise's debut at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.
Today, Shock has been granted an official thirty-second clip showcasing its two femme fatales, Lucy Liu and Carla Gugino. We've also been informed Rise is being given a limited release come June 1st.
Writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez (The Eye remake) puts a film noir spin on the vampire genre with his tale of remorseless payback. Liu plays a reporter offed in the field by a cult of vampires. She later awakens in a morgue with vengeance being the only thing coursing through her veins. "It is a straightforward noir with vampires in place of gangsters and hoods," Gutierrez tells us in an exclusive interview. "It's Lucy Liu as Lee Marvin in [John] Boorman's Point Blank - left for dead and royally pissed." Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") co-stars as a cop also seeking retribution for the death of his daughter.
Rise: Blood Hunter bows at Tribeca on April 28th with subsequent screenings on the 30th, May 4th and 5th. Click the link above for showtime and ticketing information.
Enjoy the clip and be sure to check out our full interview with Gutierrez here!
Source: Ryan Rotten