Home Alone…. undoubtedly one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made but also potentially one of the most brutal. If you’re not familiar with the story, Home Alone kicks off with a large family (The McCallister’s) prepping to jet off to Paris for a vacation. Following a family feud Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), is forced onto the dreaded third floor to sleep alone to think about his actions. That night a storm knocks out the power which means a mad rush to the airport ultimately causing the family mistakenly end up leaving poor Kevin at home….. alone. (The same thing happens again in Home Alone 2 – how his parents kept him and his siblings is a mystery!).
Unbeknown to them a criminal duo are combing the area for empty houses to burgle during the Christmas holidays but Kevin gets wind of their evil plot and decides he must defend his house by any means necessary.
Now when I say any means necessary, I mean any means necessary! Kevin uses and iron to smash poor Marv (Daniel Stern) in the face, a blow-torch to set Harry’s (Joe Pesci) head on fire, a nail in on the stairs for Marv to step on and an iron tong attached to a door handle for Harry to name but a few. All of this is brutal stuff. With the PG certificate both here in the UK and in the US, Director Chris Columbus and writer John Hughes had to be careful with what they could show to keep to the rating and also to keep the film light, funny and ultimately a Christmas classic.
Related: Our Top Classic Christmas Movies
With the pre-amble over, can you imagine what it would be like if the antics in both Home Alone and its sequel were actually to happen? Well wonder no longer and the clever digital effects people at BitMassive on YouTube has added some blood effects to some of the best known scenes in both of the two movies to show you exactly what might happen. The results are highly amusing and we think you’ll enjoy.
If you’re a big fan of Home Alone like so many of us are, these scenes which are so familiar become even more amusing scene in this new way. The one that got me is #3 where you see Marv get hit in the face by a brick from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Check out the clips below and be sure to share with your Home Alone loving friends.
#1 Home Alone 2 – Stair Destroyer
#2 Home Alone – Kevin is Rescued by Old Man Marley
#3 Home Alone 2 – Marv Attacked with Bricks
#4 Home Alone 2 – Duncan’s Toy Chest Window Smash