Party Monster

Good. Evil. Fun
Good. Evil. Fun


D: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
Strand/Killer Films (Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Jon Marcus, Bradford Simpson, Christine Vachon) 
US/Netherlands 2003
99 mins
W: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato [based on the book "Disco Bloodbath" by James St. James]
DP: Teodoro Maniaci
Ed: Jeremy Simmons
Mus: Jimmy Harry
Macauley Culkin (Michael Alig), Seth Green (James Clark), Chloë Sevigny (Gitsie), Diana Scarwid (Elke), Dylan McDermott (Peter Gatian)

Weird biopic of party organiser Michael Alig, whose reputation and career spiralled downwards as he became involved in drug-use and murder.

This film seemed far more intent on relaunching the flagging career of former child star Macauley Culkin rather than telling a gripping story. In the end, it does neither.

Apparently, the book is far more interesting, but that doesn't excuse why the film is so poor. It has found an audience in the LGBT community, but that doesn't mean it has to be shut off from everyone else.

Party Monster
Party Monster