Most of us remember Home Alone as the tale of plucky eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, who saves his home from a pair of dim-witted amateur burglars trying to pull a Yuletide siege. But today, on the film’s 25-year anniversary, it’s time to take a good, hard look at this alleged family film

Home Alone is, in reality, the story of a young psychopath in his prime — who, despite total disregard for the physical and emotional well-being of everyone he encounters, manages to fail spectacularly at his many, many murder attempts

When we meet Kevin, he’s surrounded by the chaos of a large family at the holidays. He’s clearly neglected; when he’s not, he’s being bullied or called incompetent in French. Still, Kevin demonstrates a shocking and audacious spirit. When his mother asks him to do her a favor, Kevin spits back: “Hang up the phone and make me, why don’t ya?” Read more…

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Celebrate 25 years of ‘Home Alone,’ the story of a young psychopath and murderer-in-training