Is the McCallister Family From ‘Home Alone’ Actually a Cult?

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“KEVIN!” – The famous line from the fan-favorite holiday film, Home Alone (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, as he is unexpectedly left home alone after his family rushes out of the house to try and catch the plane for their upcoming vacation.

Though this movie is a classic, fans everywhere have been coming up with theories ever since its initial debut 30 years ago. One of which proves that The McCallister Family is actually a cult.

Related: Is Kevin From ‘Home Alone’ Actually Dead?

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That’s right — some fans believe that The McCallisters are more than just a big, crazy family and are actually a cult. For starters, why didn’t they call a friend or a neighbor when they realize Kevin wasn’t with them? Instead, they opted to call the police, which the theory suggests is pretty weird and could be because the McCallisters don’t actually have any friends.

But it’s not just the parents that act weird — it’s the children, too. The theory explains how the second Fuller and his sister see Harry, they are instantly terrified, despite him being dressed as a cop. Also, Buzz, Kevin, and their cousin are all convinced that Old Man Marley, the neighbor next door, is the Shovel Slayer. The fear seen in all of the children is an example of how to keep “kids in line” and “isolated from the outside world.”

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Though this is strictly a theory and no one from the film actually proved this to be true, it is a very interesting point of view.

More on Home Alone

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The fan-favorite holiday film, Home Alone, stars Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McCallister), Peter McCallister (John Heard), Kate McCallister (Catherine O’Hara), Marv Murchins (Daniel Stern), Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci), and more.

The official Disney+ description reads:

When Kevin McCallister is left behind while his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

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Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York City, and the newly released Home Alone reboot are all streaming on Disney+.

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