--Interview by Nic Brown--
Raine's character, Christine, doesn't
Smiling and laughing as she speaks to horror fans, it is
hard to reconcile the Raine Brown you see sitting at the
100 Tears table at the
Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Austin, Texas with the images
flashing across the TV screen just a few feet away. Raine
Brown’s character, Christine from 100 Tears, is
gleefully swinging a sledgehammer into the face of another
unsuspecting victim. As the blood splashes and the bones
crunch, you look back and see the pretty young actress
happily posing for a picture with convention guests. It’s
all just another day at the office for an actress who has
starred in over a dozen features in the past few years.
Director and FX guru Marcus Koch adds a bit of color
Raine's character Christine.
Nic-- Raine, can you tell us something about the films
you’re promoting here at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors?
Raine—Well Nic, I’m promoting my new film
It’s a crazy clown movie and we’re having a panel for it
this afternoon followed by a screening at four o’clock. I’m
also promoting my film
which I’m the lead in. We shot that one in Germany and I’m
very excited about it. I’d like to promote every film I’ve
worked on, but I try to stick with the ones related to the
people who brought me here today.
Nic-- Raine, what can you tell us about your character in
Raine-- I play Christine, a very troubled girl who, right
from the beginning, you can tell is just emotionally off. As
the story progresses, she finds out that the psycho killer
clown is her long lost dad. Well this realization just sets
something off in her and then she really goes on a reckless
killing spree. She and her clown father team up and become a
Nic-- 100 Tears had a lot of gory special effects in
it. Was it tough working with all the effects and spending a
lot of time covered in fake
Raine looking a bit troubled by her role in
Raine-- Yeah there are a ton of special effects, but I am
used to being covered in blood. So just another day at the
Nic—So what are some of the other films you’ve been in?
Raine—Well I worked with Dante Tomaselli in his film
and working with him is actually what got me involved in the
horror genre. I also did a film called
which is a smaller film and it hasn’t been as widely
distributed. I don’t know why, because it is a really good
film available through the Anchor Bay line. Then there were
plus a few more. I’m sure there will be more. (Laughs)
Nic—Let’s say I’m a fan and I’d like to find out more about
you and your work. Is there anywhere on the web I could go?
Raine—Oh what a good question!! Yes. There’s my website
www.rainebrown.com and there’s also my
Myspace page which is
www.myspace.com/rainebrown. I’m also on IMDB and
that shows all my work.
Nic—Thinking about all the different films you’ve been in;
do you have one role that was your favorite?
Raine—That’s a tough one. I’d have to say that one of my
favorites was definitely my role in
I really enjoyed that. I liked it because I played this
really tough, street, lesbian, rocker-girl which is so the
opposite of me, that it made it a lot of fun to do. But you
know I also loved my role in
because I get to just go nuts! I mean how often do you get
to do that? It was awesome!
Nic-- If you had the opportunity to play any character in a
remake of a film, who would you like to be?
Raine-- Wow! That is a hard one. I love Angelina Jolie's
That would be fun, or Kate Winslet's Character in
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...
but I am not sure I would love to do them. They own those
characters and I wouldn't want to just be a copy of them.
But something like them would definitely interest me.
Nic-- How did you get your start in the film industry?
Raine-- I have always been acting. I got my BFA in Theatre
and auditioned for everything. My biggest break was in the
which got a lot of press. It all just kind of started there
with people seeing me in that and then asking me to audition
for their film. It has just been building from there.
Nic—What’s next for Raine Brown?
Raine—Well I’ve got a couple of things in the works; in July
I’ll be shooting a film called
I play a young artist who is having a lot of personal and
family issues and so she starts to lose it…. Huh, I’m always
playing these crazy characters. (Laughs) Well she loses it
too and starts creating a sculpture out of humans, so that
will be fun! I’m also doing another film this summer called
which is kind of a weird story. I play the niece of a doctor
who is experimenting with using sleep cycles to train
people. I also have a few things before then, but I don’t
like to talk about them until everything is finalized.