Party Monster (2003)

 Party Monster (2003)

Release Date: 18 January 2003 (USA)

 

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, James St. James     

 

Running time: 98 minutes

 

 

Cast

Macaulay Culkin - Michael Alig
Brendan O'Malley - young Michael
Seth Green - James Clark/James St. James
Dillon Woolley - young James
Justin Hagan - Robert "Freez" Riggs

Diana Scarwid - Elke
Dylan McDermott - Peter Gatien
Wilson Cruz - Andre "Angel" Melendez
Wilmer Valderrama - Superstar DJ Keoki
Chloë Sevigny - Gitsie
Marilyn Manson - Christina Superstar
Mia Kirshner - Natasha
Daniel Franzese - The Rat/Clara
Natasha Lyonne - Brooke
John Stamos - Talk Show Host

 

 

 

Storyline

Set in the New York club scene of the late 1980's thru the 1990's, a tale which chronicles the rise and fall of "club-kid" promoter Michael Alig, a party organizer, whose extravagant life was sent spiraling downward when he boasted on television that he had killed his "friend", roommate, and drug dealer, Angel Melendez. Originally from Indiana, Alig moved to New York, and came to be an underground legend, known for his excessive drug use and outrageous behavior in the club world. At his peak, he had his own record label, and magazine, and hosted Disco 2000, one of the biggest club nights in New York in the '90s. He was doing a lot of drugs, and as his addiction got worse, his party themes became darker and more twisted. Alig's saga reached its tragic crescendo when he viciously murdered his drug dealer, Angel, by injecting him with Drano and throwing him in the East River. The power he wielded on the club scene made him feel untouchable, so he didn't hesitate to boast of the murder. The press thought it was a publicity stunt--until Angel's body washed ashore.