'Home Alone' Has A Dog-Themed Knock-Off Called 'Bone Alone'

It's that time of year where we all kick back on the sofa, mince pie in one hand, random star-shaped pretzels in the other, and get into the festive spirit with a back catalogue our favourite festive films. A tempting prospect - that's made even better when you find out that one particular classic now has its very own dog-themed spin off. Watch the trailer:

Credit: Bone Alone / Platform Entertainment

Canine Christmas caper Bone Alone is exactly what you'd imagine: a doggy re-imagining of Macaulay Culkin classic Home Alone. Even the DVD packaging pays homage to the film that inspired it, except this time there's a bug-eyed dog (Boston Terrier? Fuck knows) clutching its face in horror, not an eight-year-old called Kevin.

The film follows Bone, a badly-behaved dog that gets left behind for Christmas when his owners piss off to Grandma's. Dick move, guys. Especially when - this'll start to get familiar now - robbers start moving through the neighbourhood to steal Christmas presents from the empty houses.

Now, that should serve as karma for the owners after leaving Bone all alone, but because the apparently naughty pooch actually turns out to be a top LAD, he soon sniffs out the trouble and gets on the case. Much like Kevin McAllister in the 1990 original, Bone sees 'em off with every trick in the book - if there was a book for dogs fending off criminals, that is (there should be).

Credit: Bone Alone / Platform Entertainment

The best bit in Home Alone is when Kevin unleashes twisted, sadistic hell on the burglars, and in this version Bone does not disappoint. Aided by his army of pooch pals, intruders get electrocuted, they get whacked on the head with frying pans, they get giant chandeliers droppedon their heads. There's also a dog that can skateboard, so, yeah.

Created by independent film group The Asylum, the film's available to buy on DVD via Amazon for £5.99 - or you can grab yourself a used copy for as little as 39p. Worth it just to settle your curiosity alone.

Sure, it might sound like a wasted opportunity for a low budget porno (rumour has it there is one, somewhere, which was made in 1993), but you'll be grateful for a fresh, albeit slightly different, addition to your collection when you've worked your way through Elf, The Grinch, Gremlins, Die Hard and Jingle all the Way for the hundredth time - all before 1st of December too, if you're anything like us.

Featured Image Credit: Bone Alone / Platform Entertainment​

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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