Erin Brown

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Erin Brown
BornErin DeWright
(1979-10-16) October 16, 1979 (age 38)
East St. Louis, Illinois, United States
Other names Misty Mundae
Sadie Lane
Occupation Film actress, musician, model

Erin Brown (born Erin DeWright; [1] October 16, 1979) is an American film actress, filmmaker, model and musician. Brown may have starred in over fifty low-budget films, under the names Sadie Lane and Misty Mundae.

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Film career

Softcore

From 1997 to 2002, Brown worked for pornographic film production company Factory 2000. She signed an exclusive contract with E.I. Independent Cinema, performing mainly in softcore pornography under the stage name Misty Mundae. During this period she also appeared (as Misty Mundae) in the 1999 hardcore film Vampire Strangler alongside her then-boyfriend William Hellfire, who also directed the film. [2] [3]

Softcore pornography

Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component. It is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography. It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenes, and is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.

Stage name pseudonym used by performing artist

A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians. Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name. In some situations, a performer will eventually adopt his or her title as a legal name, although this is often not the case. Personal names or nicknames that make up the professional name should not necessarily be considered as a "fake name" like Lady Gaga : for example: Miley Cyrus: born Destiny Hope Cyrus, uses her personal nickname "Miley" and her maiden name "Cyrus" as her professional name, in 2018 she legally changed to Miley Ray Hemsworth.

In 2000, she traveled to Paris to film the U.S./French co-production Vampire of Notre Dame which was later acquired and distributed by Seduction Cinema under the title An Erotic Vampire in Paris. Brown also wrote, directed, and starred in a 2002 remake of the 1969 film Lustful Addiction. Some other E.I. produced films starring Brown as Misty Mundae include Play-mate of the Apes (2002), Spiderbabe (2003) and Lord of The G-Strings (2004).

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Horror films

She appeared in a Columbine massacre-inspired B movie, Duck! The Carbine High Massacre in 1999. In 2003, Brown began to perform in low-budget horror films produced by E.I. Independent Cinema's horror division Shock-O-Rama Cinema, such as The Screaming Dead , Bite Me! , Shock-O-Rama, and Chantal . At the 2006 New Jersey International Film and Screenplay Festival (later renamed the Hoboken International Film Festival), she was nominated for Best Actress, for her role in the psychological thriller Sinful . [4]

Columbine High School massacre school shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States on 20 April 1999

The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States. The perpetrators, twelfth grade (senior) students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. Ten students were killed in the library, where the pair subsequently committed suicide. At the time, it was the deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history. The crime has inspired several copycats, and "Columbine" has become a byword for a school shooting.

B movie Low budget commercial film genre

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<i>Duck! The Carbine High Massacre</i> 1999 film

Duck! The Carbine High Massacre is a 1999 American black comedy crime film about a fictional school shooting. Released just over six months after the Columbine event, it was written, produced, and directed by William Hellfire and Joey Smack, who also starred. After the film was released, Hellfire and Smack were arrested for possession of weapons on school property. The film is said to have helped pay for Hellfire's legal fees.

Later in 2003, she appeared in a CKY music video for the song "Shock and Terror" directed by Bam Margera. [5] In 2004, Brown released her short film Voodoun Blues direct to DVD through Shock-O-Rama Cinema.[ citation needed ] This film had won an award for best short film at her college film festival. Shortly after this, she sold her interest in the Misty Mundae name to EI Independent Cinema, left that company, and retired from softcore films to pursue mainstream acting.[ citation needed ]

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Working as Erin Brown, Brown then performed in several independent horror films such as Tony Todd's Shadow: Dead Riot, and the film adaptation of Jack Ketchum's The Lost. She starred opposite Angela Bettis in a January 2006 episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror series entitled "Sick Girl". She and "Homeward Band" (her boyfriend's band) contributed music to Sick Girl, but were not credited. [6]

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Brown's success in horror movies was such that an item in Sci Fi Weekly included Misty Mundae on "the list of living horror icons—the ones whose movies you might pay to see or rent, the ones you'd stand in line to shake hands with or to snag an autograph from", along with Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Malcolm McDowell, Elvira, and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others. [7]

Later years

In 2005 EI Independent Cinema—since renamed Pop Cinema—announced its intent to continue releasing previously-filmed softcore films starring Brown as Misty Mundae. [8]

In August 2006, Brown was cast in a major role in The Rage , directed by Robert Kurtzman, which was released on DVD in 2008. [9] In 2007 she had a supporting role in the independent film All Along, a romantic comedy written by and starring Bill Page. [10] She also starred in the Polonia brothers film Splatter Beach . [11] In March 2007 she was cast in Dying God , directed by Fabrice Lambot. Dying God was released in France in 2008.[ citation needed ]

In January 2008, Pop Cinema announced a limited convention tour to promote the release of An Erotic Werewolf in London. Brown appeared as Mundae to greet fans at such shows as Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors and Chiller Theatre. One month later a two-DVD collector's edition of Vampire Strangler was released.[ citation needed ] In July 2008, Screamkings.com licensed the Misty Mundae name from Pop Cinema and announced the feature film Sculpture, the first feature film to star Brown as Misty Mundae since the 2005 Shock-O-Rama.[ citation needed ]

In 2009, she began appearing in the Cinemax TV series Lingerie as Stephanie. [12]

In 2012, Lukas Persson directed a post-apocalyptic western short starring Brown called This Girl's Gun, which won her the best actress award at the 2012 PollyGrind Film Festival. [13]

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