Since its release in 1990, Home Alone has been a holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin worked his way into America's heart with his endearing, mischievous portrayal of Kevin McCallister, and the heartwarming story taught living rooms of children across the globe that even an eight-year-old boy can save the day... or so we thought. On second glance, Home Alone is actually pretty messed up.
Barring the fact that it'd take a normal family all of five minutes to notice their kid wasn't in the car, you still have to wonder whether or not the whole charade was on purpose. You conveniently left behind your eight-year-old son who has a budding passion for torture, probably because you all bully and abuse him? Sure.
The truth is that Kevin McCallister is evil. He's a straight-up sadist that some have likened to a miniature Jigsaw (you know, that guy who always wants to "play a game" in the Saw series). He's got a penchant for disturbing party tricks and is a master of manipulation. But at the root of it all are his parents, who are clearly over the whole idea of being mom and dad to a budding psychopath.
Vote up the reasons that in retrospect may just prove that Home Alone is basically a holiday horror film.
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