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Macaulay Culkin Responds To 'Home Alone' Conspiracy Theories

Macaulay Culkin Responds To 'Home Alone' Conspiracy Theories

Actor Macaulay Culkin has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, discussing the various conspiracy theories about his most famous film, Home Alone.

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Fans of the festive family favourite have put forward a variety of bizarre theories of the past few years, ranging from the movie being set in the same universe as Friends to Kevin McAllister growing up to become the Jigsaw Killer.

Speaking on Fallon's show, Culkin lent credence to some of the less wacky theories, which question why Kevin, an intelligent, clearly self-sufficient little boy, ended up devising such an elaborate plan when a more obvious solution was right in front of him.

"OK, this kid's a really clever kid right? But these guys are about to break in, why doesn't he just call the cops?" he said.

Credit: NBC / The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Credit: NBC / The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

"He makes a master plan, he uses Micro Machines, but for real, there's landlines. There's no cell phones, but still. I think that's an enormous plot hole. I don't actually spend my days thinking about it, though."

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He also discussed other theories fans had raised over the years, including one which says Elvis appears in the film as an extra. Fallon showed a photo of the supposed Elvis standing behind Culkin's onscreen mother Catherine O'Hara, and if anything it basically just looks like Zach Galifianakis has gone back in time.

Another story the 37-year-old has had to deal with over the years is the recurring 'news' that he's dead - Macaulay explains he generally has to deny rumours of his passing once every year or two. Sounds... well, inconvenient, to say the least.

Just in case you'd managed to miss some of those conspiracy theories, here are a few of the more unusual ones:

  • Reddit user Jordoom suggested that Home Alone's protagonist Kevin (Culkin) became Jigsaw from Saw after being neglected by his parents, which left him a little twisted. Jordoom compared Kevin's ability to create cruel and unusual punishments for the would-be burglars Marv and Hary with the cruel and unusual punishments meted out by Jigsaw. Bizarre as this one is, there is a grain of logic to it and, when you think about it, being left home alone in peril not once, but twice, would likely lead to some traumatic behavioural change, albeit it not necessarily as severe as Jigsaw's.
  • Old Man Marley, who helps Kevin, is actually Kevin from the future, sent back to save himself. Righty-oh.
  • Uncle Frank had a hit put out on Kevin, presumably because he just doesn't like him. Again, there's a more than just a grain of logic to this one, but it was unlikely the film's writers had this in mind when they were penning a light-hearted Christmas caper.

Anyway, ALL TRUE. Obviously.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox / Lionsgate

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, conspiracy theories, Home Alone, macaulay culkin

Ronan O'Shea

Ronan J O'Shea is a freelance journalist from London who has written for titles including LADbible, Headspace, The Independent, National Geographic Traveller and New York Post. Contact him at [email protected]

 

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