Reviews

Party Monster

2

The revelry fiend of the title is mincing club-kid Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin), whose real-life hedonism among the hotspots of '80s New York spiralled into drugs and murder.

A small-town Idaho boy who teamed up with club diva James St James (Seth Green), Alig became a celebrity for his parties before brutally bashing his drug dealer over the head with a hammer. An intriguing tale, undoubtedly, but don't expect any insight into Alig's motives and his Warholian excess: this shallow, lazy and annoying dud of a drama amounts to little more than Green and Culkin unconvincingly queening it up in a series of ridiculous outfits.

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2004