Party Monster
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2003
Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 733807-749772
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 10, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#30)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
With PARTY MONSTER, directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE) rework their 1999 shockumentary into a feature film. Based on the book by James St. James, PARTY MONSTER tells the lurid tale of Michael Alig (Macauley Culkin), a self-made party promoter who made a big splash in New York City nightclubs in the 1980s and early '90s. Told in shifting perspectives between Alig and James (an utterly fabulous Seth Green), the film recounts the events that eventually landed Alig in jail for manslaughter. The story begins like so many others: an innocent, fresh-faced Midwesterner arrives in New York City with dreams of superstardom. And after a brief bit of struggling, Michael turns his fantasy into a reality. Soon, the confident youngster is the toast of the town, throwing parties at the infamous Limelight for owner Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott). But eventually he succumbs to drug abuse and paranoia, which climaxes in the murder of his drug dealer Angel (Wilson Cruz). Bailey and Barbato recreate this wild moment in history with glee, and they pack their film with enough celebrity firepower (Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Marilyn Manson) to glamorize the story even further.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • ContentFilm
 • Strand Releasing
 • Fortissimo Film Sales
Media Companies:
 • DEJ Productions
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Features
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Crew
Direction
Fenton Bailey....Director
Randy Barbato....Director
Writing
James St. James....Original Material By
Randy Barbato....Screenwriter
Fenton Bailey....Screenwriter
Production
John Wells....Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman....Executive Producer
John Schmidt....Executive Producer
Sofia Sondervan....Executive Producer
Wouter Barendrecht....Executive Producer
Michael J. Werner....Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey....Producer
Randy Barbato....Producer
Christine Vachon....Producer
Jon Marcus....Producer
Bradford Simpson....Producer
Cinematography
Teodoro Maniaci....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jeremy Simmons....Film Editor
Music
Jimmy Harry....Composer
Sound
Antonio L. Arroyo....Production Sound Mixer
Lance Brown....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Derek Marcil....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
J. Aloysius Flanagan III....Sound
Art
Michael Wilkinson....Costume Designer
Andrea Stanley....Production Designer
Laura Ballinger....Art Director
Cast
Macaulay Culkin....Michael
Seth Green....James
Diana Scarwid....Elke
Dillon Woolley....Young James
Marilyn Manson....Christina
Dylan McDermott....Peter Gatien
Mia Kirshner....Natasha
Wilmer Valderrama....Keoki
Elliot Kriss....Cabbie
Janis Dardaris....TV Reporter
Wilson Cruz....Angel
Manny Perez....Johnny
Justin Hagan....Freez
Brendan O'Malley....Young Michael
Phillip Knasiak....Young Wrestler
John Summerour....Rodney
John Stamos....Talk Show Host
ChloŽ Sevigny....Gitsie
Natasha Lyonne....Brooke
Daniel Franzese....Stage Hand/ The Rat
Michael Kaycheck....Ben
Steven Marcus....Bill