Party Monster


1h 37m 1998

Brief Synopsis

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 spiralling downward when he boasted on television that he had killed his "friend", roommate, and drug d

Film Details

Also Known As
Candyland, Crack Candyland, Disco Bloodbath, Monster
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

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 spiralling 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 hestitate to boast of the murder. The press thought it was a publicity stunt--until Angel's body washed ashore.

Film Details

Also Known As
Candyland, Crack Candyland, Disco Bloodbath, Monster
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States Fall September 5, 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 16-26, 2003.

Based on novel "Disco Blood Bath" by James St. James, first published by Simon & Schuster US 1999.

Feature screenwriting debut for Fenton Baily and Randy Barbato.

Released in United States 1998 (Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directed a documentary on the same subject also entiltled "Party Monster" that premiered at Sundance in 1998.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 16-26, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004

Released in United States Fall September 5, 2003