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Party Monster (1998)

Documentary film exploring the rise of Club Kid legend Michael Alig and his fall in 1996 when he murdered his drug dealer/roommate Angel Melendez.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Alig ... Himself
Gitsie Gitsie ... Herself
James St. James ... Himself
Keoki ... Himself
Eric Bernat Eric Bernat ... Freeze
Michael Musto ... Himself
Al D. Rodriguez Al D. Rodriguez ... Angel Melendez
Walt Paper Walt Paper ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elke Alig Elke Alig ... Herself
Brooke Humphries Brooke Humphries ... Herself
Kenny Kenny Kenny Kenny ... Himself
Brian McCauley Brian McCauley ... Himself
Brian McCauley Brian McCauley ... Himself
Richie Rich ... Himself
Ida Slapter Ida Slapter ... Himself
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Documentary film exploring the rise of Club Kid legend Michael Alig and his fall in 1996 when he murdered his drug dealer/roommate Angel Melendez.

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He came. He partied. He killed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Party Monster: The Shockumentary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Gitsie, a close friend of Michael Alig's, gave extensive interviews for this documentary, but died of a heroin overdose before its completion in 1998. See more »

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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Pretty damn interesting flick.
25 June 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Initially , the only things I knew about Party Monster was that it was the flick with Seth Green and MacCauly Culkin.

I wasn't too interested in seeing either of them play two extremely gay men, so at first, I passed. But, there was still a curious part of me that had me wondering why these two well-known actors made this film. So when I got the chance to watch the documentary based on real-life personalities, I mumbled "What the hell." And I'm glad I did.

Party Monster focuses on the scene of the Club Kids, and it's proclaimed leader, Michael Alig. Michael among others was already some-what famous due to making NYC's nightlife explode, but he became even more famous when he was arrested for murder of another Club Kid.

The story briefly talks about Angel (the deceased Club Kid), then gives us a pretty informative look into the whacked out night-life culture of the Club Kids - where it seems almost everyone is bi-sexual or gay, (Not there's anything wrong with that.) and how drugs became the focal point for almost every single Club Kid.

It's not a truly eye-opening documentary because we've all seen crazy stuff before. But it is interesting. Michael Alig committed murder and is paying for it, and it's quite obvious that everything he's done, he's created for and by himself. An attribute a lot of confident and successful people share. Unfortunately his path to success involved hard drugs and the loss of conscious reasoning.

Check this flick out if you like docs or have an interest in this Party Monster story.


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