Home Alone‘s’s a light-hearted comedy, or at least that’s the way it felt in the 90s when us older Millenials were kids. Watching the film as an adult is nostalgic, fu, and also pretty horrific. Kevin McAllister is adorable and spunky, but also small, vulnerable, utterly alone, and at the mercy of two extremely dangerous robbers who take great delight in taunting him. The fantasy is that Kevin’s not only perfectly okay in this scenario, but that he, an abandoned eight-year-old who’s already been terrified by his stalkers, can turn his sprawling suburban house into a complicated labyrinth of effective traps. Turns out that experience took it’s tole on Kevin, and he’s still haunted by his past.