Even with the ability to google pretty much everything you could possibly want to know, there are some things you never thought to actually look up – like whether red wine is really good for your health (don’t wanna know), why bananas and spinach give you that weird feeling on your teeth, and what the deal is with that old movie Kevin watches in Home Alone.
Angels With Filthy Souls – and its sequel, Angels With Even Filthier Souls – are Kevin’s naughty, violent viewing of choice when he’s tucking into a sundae, and the dialogue conveniently fits into conversations where he needs to pretend to be a terrifying and heavily armed grownup.
And yes, it’s a bit too convenient – because they’re fake movies filmed especially for the Home Alone series. The title is a riff on a James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart movie from the 30s called Angels With Dirty Faces. But the two clips shown in the movies are all that exist of them.
Seth Rogen, who was clearly rewatching, was tweeting about how Marv’s spider-on-face scream might be the funniest screech in cinema history. And he dropped this little fact in:
My entire childhood, I thought the old timey movie that Kevin watches in Home Alone (Angels With Filthy Souls) was actually an old movie.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 25, 2018
Turns out that a whole lot of grown-ass men also never realised that the scene that spawned a million “Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal” Christmas sweaters wasn’t from an actual movie.
Including Cap himself.
IT’S NOT???? https://t.co/opPZtnaehs
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 25, 2018
Bless your heart, equal second-best Hollywood Chris.
It isn’t? (Dead serious)
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) December 25, 2018
Bless your heart too, Big Mouth co-creator Nick Kroll AKA Parks & Rec‘s The Douche.
And yours, Into The Spider-Verse co-writer-director Rodney Rothman!
I didn't know it until you just said this.
— rodneyrothman (@rodneyrothman) December 25, 2018
You too, Frodo?
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) December 25, 2018
Even Elijah Wood’s co-star in The Good Son didn’t know!
Me too! https://t.co/Y24cIHLNlM
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 26, 2018
So if the Buzz McAllister of your family was giving you s**t for not realising this all that time, show them this. The story of Johnny and Snakes might be pure fiction, but it might be the most iconic fake movie ever.