Hilarious clip recaps what the holiday classic is really about

By Melissa Locker
Updated November 30, 2013 01:45 PM
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Forget the turkey and the tree for a minute and revel in the fact that Home Alone season is upon us.

The John Hughes Christmas classic tells the story of Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), a little boy who is forced to fend for himself when his family leaves on vacation. When two burglars attempt a break-in, Kevin has no choice but to protect his home from the determined thieves.

And now the Screen Junkies, the gimlet-eyed folks behind Honest Trailers who have previously tackled films like Man of Steel and World War Z, have turned their attention to the seasonal hallmark.

The so-called Honest Trailer casts the film in a cold light, dubbing it “one part Ferris Bueller and one part Saw.” It’s a brutal, but apt description, especially when you see the montage of dangerous, and occasionally disfiguring, traps that Kevin sets out for the robbers played by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci, who “sounds like Joe Pesci trying not to curse in a PG movie.”