Macaulay Culkin Stars in Twisted Short Film About His Home Alone Character Kevin McCallister, All Grown Up
Macaulay Culkin has revisited his iconic role as Kevin MaCallister, the booby trap maestro protaganist from the Home Alone films in this brutally dark comedy short film directed by Mouldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel.
Part of a forthcoming series called :DRYVRS, each episode will star different celebrities as ride-share divers. Off to one hell of a start with this video, we can’t wait to see what else is to come from the series.
Culkin shows he’s still got plenty of acting chops in the clip, being a little bit too convincing as a grown up MaCallister still sporting scars from the traumatic events of Home Alone. And while traumatic was never a word marketers thought to use when describing the movie, a quick look over the plot line of the film reveals a tale of negligent parents and malicious attempts to maim or kill a young boy that no amount of Christmas imagery or happy endings can really cover up.
The short film embraces this darker telling, with Culkin/MaCallister stewing over his parents abandoning him and scarred by his Magyver-esque stint defending himself from home invaders via homemade booby traps. “It’s fucking Christmas and they forget their eight-year-old son — their fucking eight-year-old son,” he says in the video.
Things get darker from there though as he starts flashing back to the horrific events of his home defense. “I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders. I was just a kid. I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude chasing me around, talking like he was Yosemite Sam. ‘I’m going to pull your fingernails out, I’m going to get you you little scamp’. They don’t even curse. They’re calling me ‘louse’ and shit like that.”
It keeps building from there, with the ending getting particularly gruesome. And while I don’t want to give too much away, let’s just say the Kevin hasn’t lost any of his booby trap prowess, although that interest has led down a rather darker path.
Watch the whole grim spectacle here below.