Over the past few years, the internet has turned a critical eye on one of the most beloved holiday films ever made and come away with one conclusion: Home Alone is actually Li’l Die Hard. Why? Well, many fans have come to realize that Home Alone‘s booby traps that protagonist and junior psychopath Kevin McCallister came up with would have done substantially more damage in real life than what was presented to us on screen.
The results of the tests are… frightening, to say the least. Turns out, the doorknob is substantially more dangerous to Kevin than to the bandits. The temperatures needed to transfer enough heat to the outside knob would likely melt the door, or at least set it on fire. A crowbar to the chest would send Harry to the morgue. That blow could puncture his lungs and heart, but he’d already be dead. That paint can trap would have definitely killed Harry and Marv. Roper’s video demonstrates how a swinging paint could knock your head clean off your shoulders.
So don’t try Home Alone at home, kids. You just might kill someone.