The Gist: A reporter becomes a vampire hunter when she herself is turned into a vampire as she seeks to destroy those responsible.
Clarification: Best described as Vampires meets Kill Bill, Rise pretty much rehashes the "vampire revenge" story from Blade (both the original movie and TV show pilot). If I had one major issue with the film it's that the vampires aren't very vampiric. In fact they aren't very supernatural at all. They're basically just humans with a blood diet that are slightly tougher to kill than a normal human. Basically a regular blood transfusion would pretty much make these "vampires" pretty normal and the whole killing thing is just making their life way more complicated than it needs to be. It's pretty much explained they kills because they can, not because they need to.
Selling Point: Topless Lucy Lui
Tricia going missing after going to a goth party is what gets the whole movie going. It's discovered toward the movies end that she is a willing new member of the vampire cult that attacked her. This sucks for Sadie as the entire reason she ended up a vampire was investigating what was perceived to be Tricia's death.
This is a run of the mill action movie with vampirism being thrown in lazily at best. I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5. If you want the same story with actual vampirism check out the made for TV movie/pilot for Blade: The series "Blade: House of Chthon!".