It’s been 25 years since Macaulay Culkin’s character was left at home alone for Christmas when his family headed off to Paris without him. They actually did this twice to the poor kid and it seems his experiences have left some pretty terrible psychological scars.
Who doesn’t remember the classic 1990 film Home Alone, where eight-year-old Macaulay Culkin played the part of Kevin McCallister, a neglected kid left at home while his family fly to Paris for a Christmas vacation. The poor kid went through so much trauma, first from being left alone and secondly from having to fight off some pretty brutal home invaders.
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While in the original Home Alone films, Macaulay Culkin appears to be a pretty resilient kid, when you think about it, he was left at home alone twice before the age of 10. That’s got to be hard on the old psyche.
As pointed out by Cinema Blend, he also had to fight off two inept home invaders who threatened to bite off his tiny fingers and rip off his “cajones” and boil them in motor oil, all at the age of eight. Never mind the poor kid’s normal, everyday home life with a family who seem to care more for his brother, while pretty much ignoring the younger (and obviously cuter) Kevin McAllister.
In the second film, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, MacCaulay Culkin’s character goes through even more trauma after accidentally queuing up for the wrong flight.
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Fast forward 25 years, and Kevin McCallister is a pretty messed up dude. Let’s say, he hasn’t exactly adjusted well to adulthood after his highly traumatic youth.
In the premiere of a new web series, called :DRYVRS, we see Macaulay Culkin playing the role of a tortured adult version of Kevin McAllister and he is really messed up.
Created by and starring Russian American actor, musician, writer, comic and producer Jack Dishel (of Only Son and The Moldy Peaches musical fame), this first episode of the web series :DRYVRS might put you off using ride-share services forever. The series is set to outline Dishel’s character’s experiences with ride-share drivers, the first of which is pretty darn terrifying.
Watch the funny, but also seriously dark, episode where Culkin’s character ends up wrapping the carjacking criminal in festive Christmas lights and then tortures him, all the while running around, blood-spattered and naked. While the video was only uploaded to YouTube on December 17, it has already attracted over four million views.
To outline the above episode, and just in time for the 25 year anniversary of Home Alone, this first episode features Dishel’s terrifying experience with Macaulay Culkin’s character as the Home Alone star picks him up in his wife’s car.
It seems his wife isn’t available to do “her job” with the ride-share car and the character of Kevin McAllister has to do it for her, even though he can’t actually drive. When Dishel hears Culkin’s character is unable to drive a vehicle, he offers to switch places, which they then do.
Culkin’s character then climbs in the backseat of the vehicle and regales Dishel with stories of his nightmare childhood, how he was left alone at home not once, but twice by his uncaring family. He tells them how his parents remembered his “bastard of a brother” but totally forgot “the cutest f*****g eight-year-old in the universe by far.”
In the role of McCallister, Macaulay Culkin then went on about his nightmarish experience with two home invaders who threatened him with deadly violence and how he had to fight them off, all on his own.
True to form, as they park the car at its final destination, someone decides to carjack them. In true Kevin McCallister form, Culkin has to reprise some of his original tricks to attack the carjacker, including pushing a wire coat hanger into the cigarette lighter of the car to burn the criminal.
It just gets worse and worse from there onwards for the hapless criminal as Kevin McAllister takes out years of rage against the carjacker. Whether the next episode can keep up with the first remains to be seen.
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