Party Monster (2003)
Party Monster (2003) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

Starring: Seth Green, Macaulay Culkin, Diana Scarwid, Chloe Sevigny, Dillon Woolley, Marilyn Manson, Dylan McDermott, Mia Kirshner, Wilmer Valderrama, Elliot Kriss, Natasha Lyonne, Janis Dardaris, Daniel Franzese, Wilson Cruz, Manny Perez, Justin Hagan

Synopsis: Michael Alig, in an effort to become a successful promoter, introduces Club Kids to the New York scene in the early '90s but his life soon spirals out of control. Based on a true story.

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Culkin was irritating and over the top but since he was playing a real person, I wondered if he was simply being accurate. I did some research and, according to what I've read, he met with the real Alig several times so I guess he was. I don't know who came up with the idea of casting Green as the flamboyant James St. James but he was brilliant and his character was much more interesting. The costumes and makeup were fascinating and very well done, the story was good but not handled very well, and Manson was scary. I wasn't crazy about the movie but I wouldn't mind reading the book it's based on. How could you resist something called Disco Bloodbath?

Added 18 September 2004 at 12:19 AM

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