':DRYVRS' brings Macaulay Culkin back to 'Home Alone'
For many of us, Christmas means spending time with our family and watching movies to avoid having to actually talk to each other. Movies like "Home Alone," that delightful tale of how spunky little boy Kevin McCallister protected his home from burglars using booby traps and ingenuity when his entire family accidentally went to Paris without him for the holidays.
Turns out that it wasn't so much fun for Kevin. Macaulay Culkin returns to the role that made him famous in a new web series called ":DRYVRS," where a musician encounters an assortment of strange personalities while using a ride-sharing app. Though he's never explicitly named as Kevin McCallister, Culkin's character talks about the time he was 8 years old and his family abandoned him at Christmas and he had to fend off "two psychopath home invaders" who threatened to torture him to death but wouldn't even swear.
"I still have nightmares," he says. "I couldn't even eat a slice of pizza without having to go to war."
And then some guy tries to carjack them, and Kevin's skills come into play -- along with his very dark thirst for revenge against all who hurt him. It's the "Home Alone 2" we should have gotten, and the "Home Alone 2" we deserve.