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Party Monster

Rating:R (for pervasive drug use, language and some violence)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:September 5, 2003
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Dermot Mulroney, Natasha Lyonne, Chloe Sevigny
Director:Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Producer:Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, Jon Marcus, Brad Simpson
Writer:Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Distributor:Strand Releasing

Description: 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.

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