A bonus episode! A viewing guide to the Home Alone franchise and it’s many copycat mockbusters and parodies.
Links after the jump. (There are some spoilers in the podcast episode)
The Run Down
This episode reviews every film in the Home Alone franchise and includes knock-offs and parodies. Here’s the full list under discussion along with a personal rating.
- Home Alone (1990) ★★★★★
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) ★★★★
- Home Alone 3 (1997) ★★
- Home Alone: Taking Back the House (2002) ★★
- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (20122) ★★★
- Home Alone Parody: Kevin Defends the Apartment (2015) via YouTube ★★★
- :DRYVRS Ep. 1 “Just Me In The House By Myself” (2015) via YouTube ★★★★
- Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (2008) ★★★
- Alone for Christmas aka Bone Alone (2013) ★★★★
- Skyfall (2012) N/A
- Home Alone: The Return of the Wet Bandits (X-Rated 2012) N/A
- Ho’ Alone (X-Rated 2014) N/A
This video was discovered shortly after this podcast episode’s release. Too good not to include. Mashes up Home Alone with Die Hard, Gremlins, and others. It’s incredible. (Support amdsfilms via Paypal:https://www.paypal.me/amdsfilms)
Theme music by Bradley Davis (Fresh Snow).
Episode artwork is adapted from the original poster artwork for Skyfall and Home Alone.
And here’s some of the artwork from the parodies…
- BBC News. “Warner Bros lose Hari Puttar case.” September 22, 2008.
- Brew, Simon. “Analysing Bone Alone: the Home Alone knock-off with dogs” Den of Geek. December 23, 2015.
- Concepcion, Jason. “Did Kevin From ‘Home Alone’ Grow Up to Be Jigsaw? A Deadly Serious Investigation.” Grantland. December 4, 2014.
- Home Alone Wiki
- Ryan, Lisa. “Could anyone actually survive Home Alone? From severe burns to fractures and internal bleeding, doctors reveal how Harry and Marv would have been KILLED by Kevin McCallister.” Daily Mail. September 9, 2015.
- WGA screenwriting credit system
With sound effects by robinhood76 from freesound.org.