There are some movies that just seem to make the rounds every year when Christmas comes up. Among those is Home Alone, and undoubtedly, you have seen it more times than you could possibly number.
Although it tends to be a family classic that people around the world enjoy, there is also a group of individuals who look at the holiday tradition with the possibility of a darker outcome. It is a fan theory that McCallister, who was the young boy in the movie, grew up to be a serial killer.
According to Grantland, the basic premise behind this theory is that Kevin McAllister grew up to be Jigsaw, who is also known as John Cramer from the Saw films. They have actually put quite a bit of thought into this possibility, although I’m not quite sure how convinced you will be by the end of it.
First of all, some feel that McCallister became a murderer and it shows due to his method of torturing Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. It seems as if Jigsaw also does something similar when he murders his victims.
Another factor that may weigh into it is the blonde hair and blue eyes that they both share. Is it a coincidence? You be the judge!
McAllister would talk to his nemeses through an electronic device. Jigsaw also speaks to his victims, but he does so after they are trapped and through a screen.
There is also a scene in Saw II where Jigsaw was going to burn somebody alive. Could this be due to the fact that McAllister was afraid of the basement furnace? It kind of makes you think.
Then again, there is also the possibility that McCallister was enamored with his neighbor, Marley. He had a healthy fear of him, as he was rumored to be a serial killer as well.
After taking this theory to Reddit, many other people were in agreement. They continue to put things together in order to make McAllister look more like Jigsaw, which was the original intent.
Then again, according to the Huffington Post, James Wan, who was involved in creating Saw, said that he never used McAllister as inspiration but he does find it amazing that there are these fan theories out there.SKM: below-content placeholder