One of the most memorable parts of “Home Alone” is the black-and-white gangster movie that left-behind Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) continually views after being left behind by his vacationing family, using recorded snippets of dialogue from the flick to deter would-be burglars and tip a pizza-delivery guy (“Keep the change, ya filthy animal”).
What not all viewers may have realized, however, is that particular movie — “Angels With Filthy Souls” — doesn’t actually exist, and was a short filmed solely to be viewed by Kevin within the beloved 1990 comedy.
Seth Rogen apparently just found this out, and took to Twitter to express his amazement that for all these years he’d assumed the film-within-the-film was an actual movie.
Rogen’s revelation took some of his celebrity Twitter followers by surprise, with Elijah Wood, Nick Kroll, Chris Evans, Frankie Muniz and “22 Jump Street”/”Spider-Man: Into the Multi-Verse” screenwriter Rodney Rothman all admitting they had also assumed it was a real movie. Whatsmore, even Macaulay Culkin had no idea.
Rogen offered his condolences for ruining the last shreds of their childhood innocence.
The celebs’ shocked responses, however, offered just a small sampling of the minds that were blown throughout the Twitterverse.