TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Year: 2002
Running Time: 99 min
SYNOPSIS

The classic story of a young man moving to New York, reinventing himself, finding success, and then losing it all becomes a buddy movie with a lethal twist in PARTY MONSTER, a feature film from award winning filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

Its focus is the friendship between Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) and James St. James (Seth Green), two mis-matched kids who meet in New York in the early 1990’s and form a friendship that will shape and change each of their lives.  

Of the two, James is smarter, but Michael is the quicker study.  And although it is James who initiates Michael into the other world that is New York club life, it is Michael who gathers around him similar souls—the kids who had been teased and bullied in school—and gave them fabulous new Club Kid identities. They were the Lost Boys to his Peter Pan, and helped his star to rise as he became the premiere party giver of the time.  Few were able to resist Michael’s star power, including Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott), the powerful club owner who indulged Michael as though he were his own son.  Also caught in Michael’s thrall was Angel Menendez (Wilson Cruz), the drug dealing neophyte who looked up to Michael as though he were a god.  But as the demands of leading the party parade escalated, Michael’s behavior became increasingly outrageous.  One day he went too far.  He murdered Angel.  And James was forced to realize that no excuse—even Angel’s increasingly threatening demands that Michael pay for his drug use—could justify such a brutal act.  He had to face--and tell--the truth about his friend. The party was over forever.

PARTY MONSTER is based on the book DISCO BLOODBATH by James St. James.

CREDITS
Director Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
Producer Fenton Bailey
Producer Randy Barbato
Producer Christine Vachon
Producer Jon Marcus
Producer Bradford Simpson
Executive Producer Michael J. Werner
Executive Producer Wouter Barendrecht
Executive Producer Edward Pressman
Executive Producer John Schmidt
Executive Producer Sofia Sondervan
Executive Producer John Wells
Production Company Killer Films
Production Company World of Wonder
Production Company Content Film
Production Company Fortissimo Films
Screenplay Fenton Bailey
Based on the novel by Seth Green
Cinematography Teodoro Maniaci
Editor Jeremy Simmons
Production Designer Andrea Stanley
Music Jimmy Harry
Sound Antonio L. Arroyo
Sound Frank Gaeta
Lighting Scott Miller
Costume Michael Wilkinson
Make-up Kabuki
CAST
Chloë Sevigny as Gitsie
Diana Scarwid as Elke
Dylan McDermott as Peter Gatien
Macaulay Culkin as Michael Alig
Marilyn Manson as Christina
Seth Green as James St. James
Wilson Cruz as Angel
ADDITIONAL INFO
From the directors of INSIDE DEEP THROAT and MONICA IN B&W, Starring Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), Seth Green (Austin Powers), Chloë Sevigny (Kids, Boys Don't Cry), Dylan McDermott (The Practice), Marylin Manson (Bowling for Columbine), a Killer Films / Christine Vachon production (Far from Heaven, Happiness),
 
Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato  | director
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed documentaries, such as THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, MONICA LEWINSKY IN BLACK AND WHITE, 101 RENT BOYS, and PARTY MONSTER, the documentary on which their debut feature film is partially based. They are partners in World of Wonder Productions, which is responsible for such groundbreaking series as PORNOGRAPHY: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS (Trio), FROM THE WAISTE DOWN: THE HISTORY OF SEX AND MUSIC (VH1), THE REAL ELLEN STORY (Bravo), THE WHOLE WARHOL, and DARK ROOTS, THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH STORY (Showtime).
Filmography
2005    INSIDE DEEP THROAT
2004    HIDDEN FUHRER: DEBATING THE ENIGMA OF HITLER’S SEXUALITY
2003    PARTY MONSTER
2002    MONICA IN BLACK AND WHITE
2000    OUT OF THE CLOSET, OFF THE SCREEN: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM HAINES
1999    101 RENT BOYS
1999    THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
1998    PARTY MONSTER – THE DOCUMENTERY
1997    DROP DEAD GORGEOUS: THE POWER OF HIV POSITIVE THINKING
 
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