A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The main character is depicted as a good person forced to perform murderous acts to survive. She sacrifices her moral code to destroy the evil around her. Women are portrayed as victims of sexual predators and torturers and become sexual predators themselves. Many characters have succumbed to bloodlust and relish the mayhem. One of the vampires is disabled and meets a savage end.
Violence & Scariness
Extreme violence, bloodletting, gore, stabbings. An early scene shows a naked female alive, hanging by her feet and screaming for mercy. Frequent vampire blood-sucking; bodies hanging from meat hooks; killing and maiming with guns, crossbow, stakes; severed head in trash bag.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Partial female nudity throughout, with breasts fully visible in many scenes. Hanging nude bodies (male and female) serve as background in several scenes. All sexual behavior leads to vampire bloodlust and, usually, death.
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Frequent strong swearing, including "f--k" and "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking in bar scenes; visible evidence that a grieving policeman is an alcoholic; some smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this vampire movie is extremely violent and gory. It's packed with bloody scenes and brutal murders (courtesy of guns, stakes, a crossbow, and more). Both men and women are depicted as deranged savages who will stop at nothing to satisfy their bloodlust, and naked, vulnerable females are treated as sex objects and victims in scene after scene (breasts are frequently visible). Language includes "f--k" and "s--t," and there's some drinking and smoking. But, really, the main concern here is the nonstop violence, from vampire blood-sucking to a severed head in a trash bag. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It's difficult to find anything positive to say about RISE: BLOOD HUNTER, a gory vampire/revenge movie that never lets up on the blood and violence. How many times can the clueless heroine go into a dark, forbidding building? How much over-acting is just too much? How often will the age-old vampire legend be manipulated to meet the needs of the ridiculous plot?
Unfortunately, even if you can get past the vast amounts of blood spattered in nearly every frame; the gratuitous nudity; the graphic, violence-laced sexuality; and the over-the-top brutality, all you'll find a humorless, illogical story, unsympathetic characters, and amateurish production values. The movie is directed without any effective tension or suspense, the music is obvious and corny, and the special effects are far from special -- a supposedly decapitated head in a plastic bag is quite clearly set up at the edge of a table with the rest of the actor hidden in blackness off camera.
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