It might be the most profitable Christmas movie ever, but has anyone ever stopped to think how little Kevin McCallister from Home Alone would have turned out further down the line? Probably not.
But now, Macaulay Culkin, who played the 8-year-old in the first two films, has taken part in new comedy web series DRYVERS to give fans a decidedly dark idea of what he is like as an adult.
Fans of the 1990 festive flick will remember that the original story follows the adventures of youngest child Kevin after he is accidentally abandoned by his family at Christmas. Thieves Harry and Marv try to burgle the house, leading Kevin to come up with a range of crazy booby traps to get them arrested.
It may be a comedy, but obviously in real life this dark turn of events would prove traumatising, so let’s take a look at how it might have influenced Kevin’s life.
In the clip, Culkin plays a troubled taxi driver who picks up comedian Jack Dishel despite not being able to drive. It quickly becomes clear that he is Kevin 25 years on and is struggling with post-traumatic stress.
“I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid,” he says. “I mean, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude chasing me around, calling me like, ‘louse’ and s**t like that.
“They remembered by b*****d of a brother [Buzz] but they forget me. The cutest f**king 8-year-old in the universe. By far.”
Then, the car is threatened by a man with a gun, leading Kevin to his resourceful crime-tackling ways. The carjacker is tied up with fairy lights, before a truly disturbing shot of Kevin screaming and tearing his hair out. This is twisted stuff, just in time for Christmas.
If you want to see more of Culkin, he is currently the frontman of comedy rock band The Pizza Underground, who perform songs by The Velvet Underground using a pizza box as a percussion instrument.
He memorably stormed off stage at Nottingham’s Rock City last year after fans began throwing beer at him.
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