“Frozen Roast Beef Replicated The Sound Of A Body Hitting The Ground” — 7 Behind The Scenes “Home Alone” Facts

“Frozen Roast Beef Replicated The Sound Of A Body Hitting The Ground” — 7 Behind The Scenes “Home Alone” Facts

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

Ah, yes. It’s that time of year where we indulge in all the festive favourites, and what would Christmas be without watching Home Alone? It is iconic, after all.

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Recently, TikTok user @talk2pops_ shared this video where he revealed the facts he learned about the 1990 movie after watching The Movies That Made Us on Netflix.


We’ve decided to round up some of our favourite facts:


Some of the snow they used was actually mashed potato flakes

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Ohhh yeah, potato flakes were a common prop to use to replicate snow, unfortunately they of course clumped together and meant that there was a blanket of mashed potato instead of fluffy, white snow on set.


The movie that we see Kevin watching doesn’t actually exist

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Yup, Angels with Souls was created just for that scene, so the old time gangster movie is sadly not real. According to Vanity Fair, this one-minute and 20-second clip was shot in just one day in an abandoned school gymnasium,


Joe Pesci avoided Macaulay Culkin on set to make his character seem scarier

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The actor who played one of the criminals admitted: “I intentionally limited my interactions with him to preserve the dynamic between his character, Kevin, and my character, Harry” as he wanted to “maintain the integrity of the adversarial relationship.”


The ornaments that Marv steps on were actually made of candy

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I mean, it would definitely be a huge health and safety hazard if they made him step on actual glass. Still though, sounds painful, especially with bare feet.


And the tarantula crawling across his face was actually real

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The actor apparently asked if they could take the spider’s stinger out, to which he was told “no” as it would die, he responded: “but if you don’t take it out, I’ll die.” He ended up doing the scene with the real tarantula crawling across his face, take after take. Bravo.


They replicated the sound of a body hitting the ground by using a piece of roast beef

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The “Wet Bandits” didn’t flood an actual home, but instead an abandoned swimming pool

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