The notorious “Club Kid” killer Michael Alig is free from prison, after serving 17 years for the death of drug dealer Angel Melendez. Alig’s surreal rise and fall as a ’90s New York club promoter was documented by James St. James in the deeply-deranged-yet-somehow-true biography Disco Bloodbath. The book was later adapted into a film, the 2003 glitter-and-gore-fest Party Monster, starring none other than Macaulay Culkin.
Alig and friends were big on the daytime talk show circuit back in the day, as evidenced in this vintage Donahue clip.
According to testimony, Alig’s friend Robert “Freeze” Riggs beat Melendez with a hammer after an argument about an unpaid drug debt. Subsequent to this, Alig helped him to hide, dismember and ultimately dispose of the body, dumping various parts of it in the Hudson River. You can read a fuller account of what happened here, but be warned, it’s pretty gross.
“Boys are cuter in the 21st century,” said St James at the start of his letter. “And dicks are bigger. These are facts. If you don’t believe me, spend an hour on Tumblr. Another odd thing: EVERYBODY has killer style now. Kids in Peoria are as fabulous as the kids in Williamsburg. It’s all rather dizzying, and kind of depressing. When everybody is fabulous, nobody is.”
You can read the rest of this rather amusing diatribe here.
via CBS News
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