Fans of the Saw series have long thought that the deranged serial killer Jigsaw was the cancer patient-turned-psychopath John Kramer, but what if Jigsaw's real identity was a little more unexpected? What if he was Kevin McCallister from the beloved family comedies Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York? It seems far-fetched, but let's play a game.
Between November 1990 and February 1991, Home Alone was the number one film in America. It smashed out the competition (Child's Play 2, the third Godfather film, Disney's The Rescuers Down Under, etc.). It also gave birth to a new star – the captivating, too-cool-to-be-that-young Macaulay Culkin. So, on what planet does the wholesome Kevin McCallister become a killer? The same planet where a mom could forget her child on a family vacation (twice) and a horror series could span seven entire films (and counting).
The Home Alone fandom is teeming with fan theories, but this one takes the cake (or puzzle piece-shaped swath of skin depending on how murdery you like your metaphors). If you're wondering how Home Alone connects to Saw, the evidence largely falls on Kevin's demeanor. Is this confident boy with a knack for booby traps and a passion for voyeurism a budding serial killer or simply a child left to the devices of bad parenting? Here's the evidence that Kevin McCallister is Jigsaw – you decide.