Michael Alig, dubbed the "Club Kid Killer," was a New York nightlife promoter in the early '90s and founder of the Club Kids. In 1997, Alig pleaded guilty to killing his roommate Angel Melendez, cutting up his body, and throwing it in the Hudson River. After serving 17 years in prison for manslaughter, he was released on parole on Monday, May 5.
Even while Alig was locked away, his infamous story was told in various films and television shows. He was the subject of the 1998 documentary "Party Monster: The Shockumentary," he was interviewed for the 2011 doc "Limelight," and he was portrayed by Macaulay Culkin in 2003's "Party Monster," based on James St. James' memoir "Disco Bloodbath." The fictionalized film became a cult favorite for its low-budget campy charm and also featured a handful of cameos by well-known actors, many before their careers took off. We've rounded up all the better-known stars and celebrities who appeared in the film. (Screenshots via Netflix, where you can watch "Party Monster" via Instant Watch.)