30 Hidden Details That Only Observant People Noticed In ‘Home Alone’ Movies Interview
Quick, if someone were to ask you what the most Christmas-y movies with the biggest concentration of holiday spirit were, what would you say? For me, it’s a draw between the ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Harry Potter’ series.
Seeing as a lot of us will be spending the Winter holidays stuck at home (possibly alone like Kevin McCallister), we thought we’d delight you by showing you some of the most interesting hidden details in the ‘Home Alone’ movies. Scroll down and upvote your fave sneaky tidbits, collected from the awesome r/MovieDetails subreddit, dear Readers. Oh, and don't forget to check out Bored Panda's interview with one of the moderators of the subreddit about this magical and intricately-made film series, which hidden detail might just be the very best, and what lies at the core of 'Home Alone's' popularity.
Did you manage to spot all of these Easter eggs the last time you watched the movies? Have we missed anything? Which ‘Home Alone’ film has a special place in your heart? We can’t wait to hear what you think!
In Home Alone, Buzz's Girlfriend Is Actually A Boy In A Wig. The Director Thought The Joke Would Be Too Cruel For A Real Girl
I'm Home Alone (1990), Old Man Marley Has A Wound On His Hand, When He Meets With Kevin In The Church Revealing To Be A Sweet Gentle Man His Wound Only Has A Band Aid, When He Reunites With His Son And His Wife And Kid His Wound Is Healed, Symbolising Old Wounds Can Heal
Donald Trump Was In Home Alone 2 (1992) Because He Owned The Plaza They Wanted To Film In And Only Let Them If He Could Be In It
Redditor Niiue, a moderator at r/Movie Details, told Bored Panda that the hidden 'Home Alone' detail that stands out from the crowd for them can be found near the start of the very first movie. "The one that comes to mind is the scene in the first movie where Kevin's plane ticket is accidentally thrown away at the beginning. It's a simple detail, but it definitely adds to the movie, in my opinion," the mod said.
Like many of us, Niiue connects to 'Home Alone' because of their childhood. "It reminds me a lot of when I was a kid, and I'd daydream about saving my friends and family from bad guys," they said.
"There's just something fun about seeing what kinds of traps Kevin comes up with," the moderator explained the success of the 'Home Alone' franchise by pointing out that what lies at its core is simple, honest, childish fun. Niiue added that they'd personally enjoy another 'Home Alone' movie starring a grown-up Culkin only as a "black comedy parody instead of a regular sequel" and we love the idea.
The Pizza Place In 'Home Alone' Is Called Little Nero's Pizza And Their Slogan Is 'No Fiddlin' Around' And Since The Legend Is That Nero Fiddled While Rome Was Burning, The Slogan Is A Clever Way Of Saying "We Won't Burn Your Pizza"
Ever Wonder What Happened To Kevin's Plane Ticket In Home Alone?
In Home Alone 2 (1992), Fuller Is Seen Wearing The Same Coat That Kevin Wore Throughout The First Home Alone (1990), Implying That Kevin Outgrew The Coat And Gave It To Fuller As A Hand-Me-Down
The kind of depth that the ‘Home Alone’ series has makes us wonder what other movies had a whole bunch of intricate little details sprinkled throughout, but we were too distracted to notice. Some of these require you to have the eyes of a hawk while others need some behind-the-scenes knowledge that only a true McCallister mega-fan would have.
The thing that I love the most is something that I never noticed while watching the films in my childhood: the colors. The red and green themes can be found throughout and they create a very Christmas-y vibe by showing it to us, not just telling us.
I’ve Seen Home Alone A Countless Number Of Times And Only Tonight Noticed That Joe Pesci’s Character Is Wearing A Gun Shaped Tie Clip In The Beginning
Home Alone (1990). Old Man Marley Is Scored Using The Ancient "Dies Irae" Melody, Referencing A Coming Death. After Kevin Talks To Him, The Choir Begins Singing The "Carol Of The Bells", Which Uses The Same Melody Notes, Showing We The Audience Have Misjudged The Old Man The Same Way Kevin Has
In Home Alone (1990) When They Counted The People For The Trip They Say There's 17 People In Total. An Odd Number Between Two Vans Means They Will Be Split 8/9. Since Kevin Was Missing Both Vans Had 8 People Instead, Making Each Group Assume They Were On The 8-People Van, Not Suspecting A Thing
In the movie, a kid who lives across the street gets counted instead of Kevin while he's inside the van with his head turned away.
However, Reddit's explanation as to why nobody noticed Kevin missing on the way to the airport still makes sense because of the odd number of people.
Something else that really shocked me was that the tarantula crawling across Marv’s face was actually real! Props to Daniel Stern for having the courage to shoot a scene like that.
Most of us associate Macaulay Culkin with Kevin McCallister in the ‘Home Alone’ movies (you know, the good ones), and it’s said that director Chris Columbus wrote the part specifically with the child actor in mind. However, Columbus still auditioned around 200 people for Kevin’s part. But once Culkin showed up to the audition, it was game over for them. We’re glad Culkin got the part—Kevin’s just not Kevin without that cheeky grin of his!
Weirdly enough, Culkin’s younger brother, Kieran, also popped up in the movies as Kevin’s cousin, Fuller. Now if knowing that kind of fact doesn’t make you a die-hard ‘Home Alone’ fan, I don’t know what will.