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    Angel Melendez and Michael Alig

    What do you y'all think about the club kid murder? Party Monster was a great movie (the acting anyway). America Justice is on and they're talking about it as I write!
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    Boxofpandoraz Guest
    Hello all, I'm Becca and I'm new to the boards...Have read my way through FAD more than once, however...It's exciting that this board is up now!

    As for "Party Monster", if you liked the movie, you will definitely dig the book. The copy I have is a re-release that went along with the movie, so it has Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green on the cover.

    Apparently, Alig was supposed to write a book of his own, I remember reading he planned to title it "Aligula"...Classy, no?

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    I'm not really familiar with this story...I didn't even know Party Monster was based on anything. I'm a newbie to the death hag scene..

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    The book was great, too. I don't know where you're located, but American Justice is on A and E right now! Has he been released yet?

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    Welcome, Becca..you'll have a blast here!

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    ^ Thank you! Interesting stuff..

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    Boxofpandoraz Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    Welcome, Becca..you'll have a blast here!
    Thank you kindly for the welcome.

    I really would be interested to read Alig's side of the story. James St. James tells his version in "Party Monster", but I've read that Alig wasn't particularly pleased with what he had to say.

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    Thumbs up

    Yay! This is so cool...I have a seriously overdue copy of "Disco Bloodbath: The Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland" by James St. James sitting on top of a stack of library books waiting to be returned. I am a very, very picky reader/tv viewer/movie watcher (it'd better be damn good if I'm gonna spend my time on it, in other words...kinda like this forum...the only one I will EVER join. EVER.), and I gotta tell ya'...This Book Rocks From Start To Finish. I've had serious thoughts about buying my own copy, I love it so much. I don't think it is published under that title anymore, though; I think it's now called "Party Monster", just like the movie. Anyway, James St. James is not only an interesting person, he's truly an extraordinarily fluid, intelligent, talented, HILARIOUS writer. I can hardly wait for him to write another book...and, like I said, for a picky, persnickery snob such as myself to say so...well...you best just snap up a copy for yourself and get busy reading!

    Glad to have something to add!

    PS: For those who dig the club music of the era, the soundtrack to the movie is also a must-have. Very cool, although, po-moemy, the movie (although interesting in terms of subject matter) kind of...sort of...well, IT SUCKED. But like I said, I'm picky. Read the book. You'll laugh your ass off.

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    Richie Rich is doing well for himself too.

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    Disco Bloodbath is a great book. It's a fast read and is hysterical in some sections, especially when he talks about the drag queen pulling lit christmas lights out of her ass in a stage performance.

    The movie with Seth Green stunk. The documentary was great. The same filmmakers did both films. They need to stick to documentary work. They recently did a great film for HBO called "Inside Deep Throat". If you get to see, do. It was really good.

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    I just saw Inside Deep Throat. Crazy. Has anyone seen the documentary about Ron Jeremy? Oh, and what about Savannah and Joey Stefano? I don't think anyone really wants to grow up and be a porn star, but their lives were pretty tragic.

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    Alig Prison Update

    Here is an update from the NY prison inmate database:

    http://nysdocslookup.docs.state.ny.u...0/WIQ3/WINQ130

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    Identifying and Location Information
    As of 10/07/07DIN (Department Identification Number)97A6595 Inmate NameALIG, MICHAEL SexMALE Date of Birth04/29/1966 Race / EthnicityWHITE Custody StatusIN CUSTODY Housing Releasing FacilityCOXSACKIE Date Received (Original)10/24/1997 Date Received (Current)10/24/1997 Admission TypeNEW COMMITMENT County of CommitmentNEW YORK Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) Crimes of Conviction
    If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
    As of 10/07/07CrimeClassMANSLAUGHTER 1ST B Sentence Terms and Release Dates
    Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
    As of 10/07/07Aggregate Minimum Sentence010 Years, 00 Months, 00 DaysAggregate Maximum Sentence020 Years, 00 Months, 00 DaysEarliest Release Date09/28/2008 Earliest Release TypePAROLE HEARING DATE Parole Hearing Date09/2008 Parole Hearing TypeREAPPEARANCE Parole Eligibility Date11/30/2006 Conditional Release Date03/30/2010 Maximum Expiration Date11/30/2016 Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date Parole Board Discharge Date

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    Michael Alig - The Angel Melendez Murder

    This story fascinates me! A young gay man from South Bend, IN moves to NYC and becomes the biggest party promoter EVER, only to get mixed up in way too many drugs, threw it all away and murdered a drug dealer. He almost got away with it -- it was his own big mouth that did him in.

    And not only did he murder him, but he poured drano down his throat after, supposedly to keep the smell at bay, and kept him on ice in his bathtub for like 2 weeks, all the while having parties at his house and nobody knew it.

    Then, when the decomposition took over, he cut his legs off, threw him in a TV box and tossed him into the river.

    If that wasn't bad enough, either before or after he did this, he threw himself a birthday party at the Limelight called "Blood Feast" where the theme was blood and death and guts and gore!

    Macauley Culkin portrayed him in the movie, "Party Monster" and there's an awesome book by James St. James called "Disco Bloodbath" about it. I have the "shockumentary" Party Monster, which is the actual documentary on it, with the real people in it.

    Michael Alig:

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    Ya. This was a crazy one. Isnt Alig up for parole pretty soon? I dont think Alig wouldve got caught if he'd kept his mouth shut. He had told his mom, tho, she thought he was just high, and all the club kids knew the rumor and how Angel was killed and disposed off. I think Michael felt bad. No excuse tho.
    ~K

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    I think he felt bad that his actions ruined his own life, not that he killed Angel. He was up for parole (along with his accomplice, Freeze) last November, but was denied. I think it won't be until 2008 that he's up for it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by SinKittyVixen View Post
    Ya. This was a crazy one. Isnt Alig up for parole pretty soon? I dont think Alig wouldve got caught if he'd kept his mouth shut. He had told his mom, tho, she thought he was just high, and all the club kids knew the rumor and how Angel was killed and disposed off. I think Michael felt bad. No excuse tho.
    ~K

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    PvN73 Guest
    I have read the book as well by James St James. Very interesting - i never knew about any of that scene before the book

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    A&E did a documentry on this case. Was pretty interesting and they interviewed Alig throughout a good portion of the show. It's a bit odd to watch him retell the entire event.

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    There's a few clips of Alig, Saint James, and the rest at youtube. Eerie to see them in their faux accents and make-up, just to know in weeks to come Alig would be blown away on drugs and kill the dealer. Pour drano in his mouth. Try to keep him on ice. Cut him up. Fit him in a box. Send him down the Hudson.

    Shudder.

    Oddly enough, Alig looks too normal to kill someone. Drugs are bad, my brothah.

    ~Mamma

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    BabyDoll Guest
    Alig has some serious personality issues.
    He's a narzist and sociopath.
    I've always been fascinated with this case.
    The shockumentary is indeed a must see

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    stacebabe Guest
    I absolutely LOVE that book! I adore James!

    Quote Originally Posted by PvN73 View Post
    I have read the book as well by James St James. Very interesting - i never knew about any of that scene before the book

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    What's creepier is seeing him on the shocumentary casually admitting to it, and making a joke about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    There's a few clips of Alig, Saint James, and the rest at youtube. Eerie to see them in their faux accents and make-up, just to know in weeks to come Alig would be blown away on drugs and kill the dealer. Pour drano in his mouth. Try to keep him on ice. Cut him up. Fit him in a box. Send him down the Hudson.

    Shudder.

    Oddly enough, Alig looks too normal to kill someone. Drugs are bad, my brothah.

    ~Mamma

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    Excuse me if I have missed something, I saw a doco on the murder of Angel and Michael was interviewed from jail! He was so nice and the film footage of his work and shows was great! Somehow it all wasnt as creative and nice as it could have been! They did a bad bad thing! Is Michael up for parole?

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    Mamma Guest
    From what I've read on the case (never met the guy ) Michael Alig seems to bask in the spotlight, even if it is a documentery on the MURDER he committed. Besides that, and that he hasn't had any serious drugs (that I know of) while in prison, I must admit he cleans up pretty good, doesn't he? I don't know when he's up for parole, but just by the sensationalism of the murder, the graphic nature in which he killed Angel and disposed of him, I doubt Alig will go free anytime soon. My thoughts an $0.02

    Also, I've tried finding Angel Mendez (sp?) gravesite at Find a Grave, and found nothing. Anyone, anyone?

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    Boxofpandoraz Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    Also, I've tried finding Angel Mendez (sp?) gravesite at Find a Grave, and found nothing. Anyone, anyone?

    Found nothing myself, but then figured out that his name was Angel Melendez.

    Searched again, and Find a Grave still came up with nothing...The only thing a Google Image search brought up was a couple pictures of Alig, and photos of the people who have played him in the movie and documentary.

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    Mamma Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxofpandoraz View Post
    Found nothing myself, but then figured out that his name was Angel Melendez.

    Searched again, and Find a Grave still came up with nothing...The only thing a Google Image search brought up was a couple pictures of Alig, and photos of the people who have played him in the movie and documentary.
    Melendez, thank you. I liked his wings, but I think Alig really did make fun of them. I thought they looked outrageous, in a good way.

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    Boxofpandoraz Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamma View Post
    Melendez, thank you. I liked his wings, but I think Alig really did make fun of them. I thought they looked outrageous, in a good way.
    I think Alig had some major issues with Angel, for sure.

    I'll keep an eye out for anything else I can find on Angel and post it if I do find it!

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    Freeze_Riggs Guest
    his name was Andre Melendez he was nicknamed Angel

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    I believe Alig is up for parole either this month or September

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    Party Boy in a Cage

    Alig is desperate to be loved‚??by the skinhead, by his therapist (‚??Michael,‚?Ě the shrink has to tell him, ‚??you are not allowed to touch the therapist‚?Ě), by me, by everyone. And this is why he is reluctant to tell me about what is perhaps the worst punishment for his crime: a pinched nerve in his back that has gone untreated by prison doctors for the past seven years and caused numbness from his groin area all the way down to his right foot. One of the results of the loss of feeling is that he has lost muscle reflexes in his bladder and sphincter. He is incontinent. His mother is constantly sending him new underwear, and he regularly has to wash his soiled sheets in the toilet in his cell. The condition is called Cauda Equina Syndrome, and, if left untreated, it can result in a permanent loss of sensation. But the thing he‚??s really worried about is, who will love an incontinent man in his forties? ‚??When I ever get out of here,‚?Ě he says, ‚??I will never find a boyfriend.‚?Ě

    This is a 5 page story, and yes, he is up for parole in Sept 2008
    http://nymag.com/news/people/24365/index3.html

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    I loved the movie 'Party Monster"...I thought Macauley Culkin was great as Alig...and I had NO IDEA that Alig and Keoki had sex in a trash dumpster...gave all my Keoki CDs a new meaning...

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    I thought the movie was great too. I hate to say it, but some of the parties they had actually looked like they'd be a blast!!

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    Yep, I loved the movie too. I remember seeing all the Club Kids on Geraldo. My friends and I were kind of "Club Kids Lite" in Minneapolis in the early 90s (even tho I was underage!) and I have to agree, I'd have loved to have been able to go to one of those parties.

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    I find the whole thing fascinating. I saw the American Justice piece, and it was great, as was the movie. His utter sociopathic personality just fascinates/terrifies me. His complete inability to care about anyone but himself. It's a riveting story.

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    From The WOW Report, there are transcripts of the phone calls that James St. James had with Alig. The link will take you to all of them. This is the site from the people that did Party Monster, both the film and the documentary, Fenton Baily and Randy Barbato. they do tons of great stuff, including the upcoming documentary on Heidi Fleiss, airing on HBO on HBO this month:

    Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal

    http://worldofwonder.net/productions...of_crystal.wow



    http://worldofwonder.net/archives/20..._big_house.wow

    Phone Call from a Felon, or Fabulous but True Tales from Inside the Big House

    in Etcetera
    The first in a series of recorded phone calls between James St. James and superstar prisoner #97A-6595 (otherwise known as Drano killer Michael Alig). In this installment: Michael finds true love, wiggles out of an extortion scheme and survives the bloody rampage of a madman.
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    I watched a documentary about it and Alig pretty much disgusted me. The whole scene was just unbelievable.
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    You should get the Party Monster "Shockumentary" -- It shows Alig admitting it on an interview, and then saying he was just kidding. I LOVE James St. James, and his book is awesome. They all look so effed up and drugged out in the Shockumentary.

    Quote Originally Posted by joplinfrk View Post
    What do you y'all think about the club kid murder? Party Monster was a great movie (the acting anyway). America Justice is on and they're talking about it as I write!

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    Alig update

    Identifying and Location Information
    As of 10/12/08DIN (Department Identification Number)97A6595 Inmate NameALIG, MICHAEL SexMALE Date of Birth04/29/1966 Race / EthnicityWHITE Custody StatusIN CUSTODY Housing Releasing FacilityCOXSACKIE Date Received (Original)10/24/1997 Date Received (Current)10/24/1997 Admission TypeNEW COMMITMENT County of CommitmentNEW YORK Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) Crimes of Conviction
    If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
    As of 10/12/08CrimeClassMANSLAUGHTER 1ST B Sentence Terms and Release Dates
    Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
    As of 10/12/08Aggregate Minimum Sentence010 Years, 00 Months, 00 DaysAggregate Maximum Sentence020 Years, 00 Months, 00 DaysEarliest Release Date03/30/2010 Earliest Release TypeCONDITIONAL RELEASE DATE Parole Hearing Date07/2010 Parole Hearing TypeREAPPEARANCE Parole Eligibility Date11/30/2006 Conditional Release Date03/30/2010 Maximum Expiration Date11/30/2016 Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date Parole Board Discharge Date

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    RaRaRamona Guest
    So he did get out?

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    Yeah, we hags wanna know. I wonder what he will do or is doing after release? I would assume heroin.
    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichabodius View Post
    Yeah, we hags wanna know. I wonder what he will do or is doing after release? I would assume heroin.
    Ha! That and a lot of laundry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRaRamona View Post
    Ha! That and a lot of laundry.
    Yeah, I guess his assless unitards are really dingy by now.
    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

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    RaRaRamona Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by ichabodius View Post
    Yeah, I guess his assless unitards are really dingy by now.
    If he's wearing those no wonder he has to wash his sheets in the toilet every day.

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    Michael Alig

    In my past life... I once partied at the Limelight and it's all true (during the dark phase) hung outside most of the night though . I was never a club kid but had fun none the less. I love the "Shockmentary" - great movie to clean the house too.

    I remember watching the club Kids on Geraldo... have been searching for the footage, but have come up empty handed. I have seen the Joan River clips...

    I adore James St. James.




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