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Party Monster (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Wilson Cruz
Macaulay Culkin
Seth Green
Natasha Lyonne
Marilyn Manson
Dylan McDermott
Diana Scarwid
Chlo Sevigny
Wilmer Valderrama
Chloë Sevigny
Lucy Liu
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Randy Barbato; Fenton Bailey
Studio DEJ Productions
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Color Color
Party Monster is a curiosity: a fictional version of events already covered in documentary form (see Party Monster: The Shockumentary) by this film's co-directors, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, best known for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Party Monster, theatrically released in 2003, also signals the return of Macaulay Culkin to films after a long absence. Culkin plays 1980s club kid-turned-killer Michael Alig, a small-town boy who arrives in New York in search of reinvention on the Ecstasy-fueled party scene. Alig ascends from rube to ringmaster, organizing Fabulous happenings and anointing, in Warhol-like fashion, various transvestites and studly naifs the era's new superstars. Seth Green plays Alig's arch but more reticent co-conspirator and roommate, James St. James. Green is more grounded in character than Culkin, though neither actor is convincing as a deluded drag queen. Despite interesting material, the directors never reveal what makes Alig a compelling figure in Manhattan's social history. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 627
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Edition Disco Ball Cover
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
UPC (Barcode) 733807722409
Release Date 2/10/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1