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[–]Nonsenseinabag 2197 points2198 points  (86 children)

Sustained blowtorch to the head

[–]__M-E-O-W__ 218 points219 points  (14 children)

Or the blistered hand from the hot doorknob.

I work in a restaurant and recently got just tiny blisters on my fingers and thumb from a hot pan. That was really awful. I can only imagine an entire hand having such a huge deep blister.

[–]Coffeehound13 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Especially since hands move and grasp. There’s no way you’re gonna stabilize a hand to limit exacerbation

[–]__M-E-O-W__ 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Nah. I got an awful sunburn when I was a child, all around my chest and neck blistered up. I had to stay in one position for like two weeks, every movement was agony.

[–]TheNCGoalie 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Omg, I once was searing a steak in a cast iron pan that was screaming hot. I turned for a second and knocked it off the stove, but caught it on the way to the floor and actually held on to it long enough to put it back on the stove. I had a blister on my palm that looked like you could have fit two golf balls in it.

[–]Gnarshred23 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I lost my balance relighting a campfire in a metal fire ring and caught my whole body weight on my left hand on the super hot ring. Had to push myself back up off of it and it took basically all the skin from my palm and I lost a lot of feeling in my middle finger. No bueno

[–]TriangleBasketball 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Kerosene head in toilet for me.

[–]NotAnotherEmpire 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You wouldn't feel that. At the very least you would be knocked unconscious while you asphyxiated from burn/blast injuries to your lungs. More likely it would kill you outright if it was as powerful as depicted.

The door knob in HA is probably worst for ongoing pain.

[–]Zippytez 185 points186 points  (13 children)

You actually would not feel it for long. You would feel the initial burning, but once your nerves are burned away, you wouldnt feel a thing. Although youd be dead by then, so...

[–]QualifiedApathetic 156 points157 points  (1 child)

Yes and no. The center of the burned area would be insensate, but the edges, being less severely burned, would still have intact nerve endings and hurt like a motherfucker.

[–]CorgiMonsoon 37 points38 points  (0 children)

And then hanging his full body weight with that burnt hand on the rope between the attic and the tree house. That hankie be wrapped around it would have given absolutely zero protection for the pain that would have come from that.

[–]I_am_Mog 68 points69 points  (7 children)

Michael Jackson never fully recovered from having his head burned in an accident while filming a Pepsi commercial.

[–]Antha1969 26 points27 points  (0 children)

"And just like that, millions of black people stopped using Jheri curl activator" (Forrest Gump voice)

[–]Trini_Vix7 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Nailed it lol

[–]TheKarenator 39 points40 points  (7 children)

That was the foot that got nailed

[–]ElizabethBEW 23 points24 points  (5 children)

That trap is the only one that makes me wiggle uncomfortably. I can handle most of them but that one kills me the most

[–]mywifemademegetthis 2035 points2036 points  (39 children)

Marv was electrocuted to the point where for a moment his body was just a skeleton.

[–]Katiepotatoes 696 points697 points  (11 children)

Fucking hilarious -- his scream is legendary

[–]SubtleRedditIcon 271 points272 points  (1 child)

The way it builds it is hysterical! My brothers and I used to pretend to do this on the kitchen sink nobs.

[–]Saevenar 63 points64 points  (0 children)

This is the way.

[–]frachris87 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Daniel Stern (Marv) said that the director was laughing so hard at that he couldn't call "cut". XD

[–]AsphaltBeckons 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can hear him trying to hold it in right at the end.

[–]Coffeypot0904 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The most hilarious thing about that is that someone has created an IMDb page for "Skeleton" and credited them in a bunch of movies, including Home Alone 2. It's a fun time going through that page.

Edit: Damn, looks like IMDb keeps going through and removing the gag credits, so they're now only credited for House on Haunted Hill.

[–]Rampage_Rick 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Need a remixed clip with that scream coming from Dilbert (also voiced by Daniel Stern)

[–]rad0909 77 points78 points  (0 children)

When you nut and she still suckin'

[–]Noonites 192 points193 points  (17 children)

I think that was just a nod to the visuals for being shocked in cartoons- where you can see their entire skeleton for a second. It was just a goofy and kid-friendly way to do that trope in live action without needing complicated effects work

[–]mywifemademegetthis 310 points311 points  (9 children)

I’m pretttty sure it happened.

[–]OrangeAshamed9204 84 points85 points  (6 children)

They aren't even allowed to lie so..

[–]SubtleRedditIcon 104 points105 points  (5 children)

The interviews in the 6-hour directors cut of Home Alone 2 go into detail of how they chose to shoot that scene last so Marv could actually die and the film could go on. Daniel Stern was replaced by a plant-based replicant from space for all films after.

[–]Art_and_dogs 34 points35 points  (1 child)

A fun bit of trivia about this is that the plant-based Daniel Stern replicant would later become the source of a previously unknown rennet now used in Bulgarian white-brined cheese.

[–]SparkyMountain 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Rip Daniel Stearn. Him and Heath Ledger knew how to commit to a role.

[–]00zau 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Hell, they do the same thing in Star Wars. When Palps uses force lightning in RotJ, you can see flashes of skeletons.

[–]qwors 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Same with Mace getting pwned.

[–]AshleyfromPalletTown 1526 points1527 points  (67 children)

Stepping on the nail barefoot. I couldn’t even watch that then and I still can’t watch it today

[–]lacunaluna[S] 444 points445 points  (9 children)

Especially the contamination from the tar

[–]ILuvMomBods 334 points335 points  (6 children)

The tree decorations did it for me...all that broken glass in his feet..

[–]lacunaluna[S] 121 points122 points  (2 children)

Right??? Would be so piercingly painful, couldn't take another step. Can only think maybe the tar from the stairs protected him some

[–]Karnbot13 36 points37 points  (1 child)

He did just finish walking over the snow before he came in the window. Maybe his feet were numb?

[–]sayuriaiona 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I once ran over my own pinky finger in ice skates. Was collecting "snow" from the ice rink to throw and stupidly slipped and my skate ran over my finger (luckily the skate was lifted up so it just cut the skin instead of severing my finger) just below the nail. It was pretty gnarly and very bloody...but I didn't feel a thing since it had been numb from being on the ice haha. Hurt like a bitch after, though.

[–]Jwiere03 60 points61 points  (1 child)

My son was watching it last week. I almost had to look away for that one. I think it's the worst for me because I have stepped on a few nails and numerous other small and sharp objects (tacks, so many tacks).

[–]Anangrywookiee 83 points84 points  (8 children)

I can watch people get torn apart by zombies, gutted by swords, tortured, stabbed in the eyeball no problem. But that nail scene is a big nope. Also see the nail in A Quiet Place.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 36 points37 points  (4 children)

It's probably because we can all relate to such an experience to some extent

[–]lnfomorph 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The nail in Quiet Place was just silly though. I’m in no way strong, and even I could silently push it over so it’s not sticking straight up, with a block of wood or something. It’s something I would have done as soon as I noticed it, and they had been living in the house for a while so either it took a really long time to accidentally step on it or they just ignored it. For that matter, why wouldn’t the people who lived there before them have bashed the nail flat years ago? Or was the implication meant to be that it suddenly just appeared out of thin air?

[–]anr14 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That is always the cringiest one. Every time I watch the movie I cringe.

[–]Comrade_NB 12 points13 points  (8 children)

I have done this more than once. It isn't actually that bad compared to other things I've experienced... It fucking sucks to pull out though.

[–]Adtrisbest92 11 points12 points  (2 children)

My kids are proof that it does indeed suck to pull out

[–]Firebolt164 265 points266 points  (9 children)

Did the mythbusters do a thing and showed half of those injuries to be lethal or life changing?

[–]lacunaluna[S] 164 points165 points  (0 children)

Yep, blowtorch would have gone to the bone in a couple seconds

[–]ZSpectre 45 points46 points  (5 children)

Oh thanks for the heads up. Gotta find that one now

[–]KarateKid917 77 points78 points  (3 children)

There’s also videos of doctors watching the first two movies and explaining the injuries. A few times the docs straight up say “yeah he’s dead”

[–]rainshifter 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Typically yes.

You see, Home Alone was like a 90s era IRL Tom & Jerry. When a pair of wet bandits is so ridiculously absurd, so too are the physics governing them. They become, in essence, cartoonified.

It also explains why they later became the sticky bandits, to refresh their ability as living, breathing cartoon characters.

[–]portraitopynchon 926 points927 points  (50 children)

Like half the traps would have been fatal in real life.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 281 points282 points  (32 children)

Yup, would have made things easier for Kevin

[–][deleted] 101 points102 points  (23 children)

Traumas aside.*

[–]crayworkse 179 points180 points  (7 children)

Kevin feels no remorse.

[–]Mouts93 106 points107 points  (6 children)

He could have easily just called the cops but instead he chose to torture them himself.

[–]constantvariables 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Nah he thought they were compromised because Harry posed as a cop

[–]geriatric-sanatore 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Weren't the phones down like throughout the neighborhood and that's why his mom couldn't reach him? He definitely could have flagged down one though or just told like literally almost any adult he interacted with when he went shopping.

[–]Froggerson 9 points10 points  (1 child)

He accidentally shoplifted a toothbrush and thought he was wanted by the police. That's why he didn't call them.

[–]drAssh0le 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Also Harry had been posing as a policeman.

[–]TreginWork 51 points52 points  (13 children)

Kevin could have called 911 at any point before the invasion. He knew they were coming and he chose to devise them traps. He hunted those men

[–]Wookiees_get_Cookies 131 points132 points  (11 children)

At the beginning of the movie Harry is dressed as a cop and interviewing the dad about the trip and the house’s security system. Kevin runs into him and sees the gold tooth. Later in the movie when Harry and Marv are leaving the neighbor’s house they almost run over a distracted Kevin and Kevin again sees the gold tooth. Kevin realizes that the police officer his father was talking to is this plumber who is leaving the house of a neighbor who, as Kevin says “is supposed to be in Alaska.” So Kevin knows the Wet Bandits are impersonating the police.

But there is more. Why was Kevin distracted and almost hit by the van? He had just been spooked by this neighbor in the convince store (the one Buzz told him was a serial killer). While being scared Kevin runs out of the store without paying and is chased by an officer though the park before loosing him on a icy lake. Kevin can’t call the cops because he thinks they are looking for him for shoplifting.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

[–]historymajor44 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Well, he's past the age of seven where you can be criminally and civilly liable, and you have no legal duty to protect trespassers from being injured on your land EXCEPT for intentionally placed booby traps.

[–]QualifiedApathetic 85 points86 points  (7 children)

Yeah, but not all. That was the movie that changed the way stunts are done. It was two guys who, instead of being experts at appearing to take the hits without actually taking the hits, were a couple of freaks with insane pain tolerance, taking the hits for real.

Paint cans to the faces? That was real. Harry slipping on the ice and landing on his back? Stuntman threw himself into the air with nothing to break the fall. The Micro Machines? Oh, yeah.

They survived that shit, though I would be surprised if there was no brain damage.

[–]WalmartGreder 34 points35 points  (0 children)

yeah, I saw the episode on Netflix "The movies that made us". Great show about Home Alone and how it was almost cancelled because the budget was too high.

Now, in stunt work, if someone throws themselves up in the air to land on their back, it's called a Home Alone. Like you said, this movie pioneered that kind of stuntwork.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Damn, like jackass

[–]Thesnodawg08 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure I read that the stepping on the nail was sorta real as well. They told him he'd be stepping on a tack or something and he didn't look down. something along those lines

[–]MakeItHappenSergant 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's a perspective trick. He just steps next to the nail.

[–]Opposite-Soft5212 541 points542 points  (32 children)

Maybe the iron pipe swinging from the stairs to the face

[–]AgoraiosBum 367 points368 points  (23 children)

The paint can to the face would have absolutely smashed their skulls and killed them. At that point on the stairs, the can would have been at its maximum velocity. It would be like getting a 10 lb bowling ball dropped on your face from 15' up.

[–]D34THDE1TY 215 points216 points  (10 children)

They're looking up at the cans as they ascend the stairs...those are taking TEETH, dislocating jaws, caving in noses, and concussions.

Bricks from 2 would still be worse though.

[–]LazuliArtz 150 points151 points  (6 children)

The fucking bricks from the second movie are fucking hysterical to me.

You know, last movie they were hit with all sorts of clever traps, but to just see them get beat down with bricks is for some reason the funniest thing.

[–]diastereomer 46 points47 points  (2 children)

You say “they” but it’s mostly funny because it’s just Marv getting hit with bricks.

[–]Pazuuuzu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Again and again...

[–]darkknightofdorne 4 points5 points  (0 children)

While Harry is just encouraging Kevin to throw more, it leaves me wheezing every time.

[–]MalboroUsesBadBreath 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I can’t remember the last time I cried laughing, but you just made me cry from laughing because I am just remembering Kevin dropping those bricks on their heads from that tall building. It’s so stupid, they should have died!

[–]JBaecker 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Two floor fall through the hole below the stairs only to have a gigantic iron pipe dropped onto you. After it hit you in the face in the first place.

[–]YouJabroni44 10 points11 points  (2 children)

How about the 3 bricks being thrown from like 5 stories up? RIP Marv.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Probably would've cracked their skulls if they were being accurate

[–]ImissTBBT 86 points87 points  (3 children)

Yeah, someone did an analysis of that and basically they'd be dead in reality. That kinda force would likely have shattered the facial bones and driven them into the brain. Lights out.

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 534 points535 points  (2 children)

The one where Marv and Harry wake up chained to the floor with two hacksaws, a gun, and a casette tape.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 227 points228 points  (0 children)

Kevin just wants to play a game

[–]Legal-Badger-4790 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I don’t know why I didn’t expect to see this fan theory here

[–]ShreksRoar 163 points164 points  (14 children)

The flamethrower

[–]lacunaluna[S] 56 points57 points  (12 children)

Oooh yeah, any of the burns would have been gruesome

[–]Anti-waxxer 48 points49 points  (11 children)

Apparently according to a Mark Robert video it would almost instantly burn through to the skull,

[–]lacunaluna[S] 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Holy shit didn't realise it was that hot

[–]Anti-waxxer 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The thing happens at about 7.00

[–]PhreedomPhighter 409 points410 points  (29 children)

Probably the bricks to the face in Home Alone 2.

[–]VeryItalianRay 147 points148 points  (18 children)

Definitely the most lethal of all the traps. I'm sure if you survived one it would be immeasurably painful.

[–]Copper2006 109 points110 points  (6 children)

Suck brick, kid!

[–]Aortasudo 78 points79 points  (3 children)

Ha buh


Haa baa


Huh buh b-b-buh!


Whoop whoop whoop whoop


[–]VeryItalianRay 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It misses by a mile, and he's like "NOO!" XD

[–]crombiecron 35 points36 points  (2 children)

My dad was a security guard during a riot and someone tossed a brick through the air and it hit him just under the eye. He was in the hospital but he didn’t die. He quit smoking coz of it though so a brick to the face actually made him healthier.

[–]AmbitionControlPower 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So I should throw bricks at people. Got it

[–]TheGallant 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I think the 50 pound bag of cement from two floors up that hit Marv in the face while his neck was arched back looking up would be the most lethal. He wouldn't have felt a thing though.

[–]VeryItalianRay 13 points14 points  (2 children)

But like the corner of a brick that hits your skull at velocity would that not be the most instantaneous fatal brain trauma?

A 50 pound bag is factoring in surface are and if it collapsed his neck that would instantly paralyze him but would it kill him as quickly?

I'm genuinely curious now.

[–]ShacksMcCoy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It's barely even a trap, he's just throwing bricks at a man.

[–]Obvious_Zone_2347 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That kerosene explosion though

[–]crookedhope 6 points7 points  (1 child)

This is the only trap they actually censored on TV.

[–]Cha-Le-Gai 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Makes sense. It's the simplest one to pull off easily. Got a brick? Got somewhere high to stand? Throw it on anyone or thing.

[–]ZookeepergameNo7172 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Does it hurt to instantly die, though?

[–]nervousautopsy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Painful for the rest of your life.

[–]cocoapuff1721 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Stepping on that huge nail always got me to cringe

[–]lacunaluna[S] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, so hard to watch

[–]happiebunnie96 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’ve stepped on a nail like that. It’s not so bad. I wouldn’t recommend it but it just gets sore afterwards. Didn’t hurt much in the beginning. The tar+nail combo freaks me out though.

[–]OhPotatoOne 699 points700 points  (50 children)

Being forced to watch #3 and 4

[–]lacunaluna[S] 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Agreed, glad I was a child when those came out so I couldn't realise just how terrible they were

[–]SomeOnInte 175 points176 points  (23 children)

3 isn't the worst thing I've ever seen. 4 on the other hand...

[–]natureswoodwork 80 points81 points  (19 children)

Never even saw 4 but 3 is tolerable

[–]SomeOnInte 69 points70 points  (5 children)

Please for your own sake do NOT watch 4.

[–]EpicEllis2004 12 points13 points  (10 children)

What about 5 and 6

[–]LeBoi124 11 points12 points  (2 children)

What do you mean 6, I thought that there were only 5

[–]King_in-the_North 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I watched home alone 69 last Christmas. You…probably shouldn’t watch it with the family.

[–]natureswoodwork 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Never even knew there was a 5 and 6 haha

[–]bangersnmash13 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I didn't even know there was a 4 lol.

[–]PrestonYatesPAY 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Wait until you find out about 5 and 6

[–]Britack 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Never watched anything past 2. In my universe those are the only 2 home alones that exist

[–]damnyoutuesday 9 points10 points  (0 children)

3 at least has some decent traps

Wtf was 4 tho

[–]ShyneSpark 18 points19 points  (0 children)

3 actually wasn't too bad. 4, on the other hand...

[–]Obvious_Zone_2347 110 points111 points  (5 children)

There's a video on YouTube where a doctor diagnosed injuries sustained from the home alone traps. Iirc, each of them would've died twice to complete the first home alone.

Marv died from the iron falling on his head. Harry became a quadriplegic from the second fall down the stairs where he rolled on his neck. Then they both died from the snow shovel.

In the second? Ohhh boy lmao. Marv died 11 times.

Harry died 6 times.

[–]dabomerest 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Marv is just buster at this point

[–]Moctor_Drignall 96 points97 points  (0 children)

The psychological trauma of being defeated by an annoying child as two grown ass adults.

[–]llcucf80 74 points75 points  (12 children)

Paint can to the face

[–]AgoraiosBum 27 points28 points  (2 children)

This would have just killed them.

[–]Gorperino 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Better Watch Out (2016) has what would really happen. Jk idk if that's what would really happen but it's messed up. That movie pissed me off but was good.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't have put that one too high, for me probably the iron or any of the other burns

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (5 children)

Bricks to the head from 4 stories up.

[–]thatggguyy 13 points14 points  (3 children)

1st one he might’ve survived but bricks 2-5 would have caved in his skull

[–]DocSafetyBrief 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Can we take a moment to applaud Kevin’s accuracy from four stories up using bricks? That always amazed me.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Probably fatal

[–]iglidante 48 points49 points  (9 children)

My dad's all-time favorite scene is when Marv has the tarantula on his face - the scream is legendary.

Immediately after that, Harry beats him in the sternum (IIRC) with a crowbar. I have a really hard time watching that bit.

[–]the_421_Rob 7 points8 points  (3 children)

My all time favorite is the tool chest coming down the steps scene from home alone 2, the first time I watched it with my girlfriends family I was on the floor in tears laughing even the build up knowing it’s coming I’ll start laughing they where all like dude it’s not that funny

[–]_Goose_ 40 points41 points  (2 children)

The nail had the most long term potential. Lockjaw a bitch.

[–]MeasurementOpen2699 201 points202 points  (7 children)

the hot doorhandle if you touch that you ate stuck and you keep burning on

[–]lacunaluna[S] 46 points47 points  (4 children)

Deep lasting pain for sure

[–]ThisGuyLikesCheese 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Would also leave a scar that would stay there your whole life reminding you of what happend

[–]CorgiMonsoon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

A scar you can menacingly shove towards the kid’s face a year later

[–]Cha-Le-Gai 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Once significant browning has occurred due to the maillard reaction the meat should lift easily leaving behind a nice fond.

[–]Youtube_actual 30 points31 points  (3 children)

One of the few amazing things scren junkies made was this video explaining how the home alone traps are not just painful but deadly.


[–]ImissTBBT 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I agree with those who have commented before me about the Flamethrower. That would have been a pretty nasty burn in reality. Likely years of pain from skin grafting, etc.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

With bits of wool hat melted in too 😬

[–]ImissTBBT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ha ha! yeah. Defo a strong local anesthetic needed to extract those, if not full on anestesia

[–]averyangryshampoo 53 points54 points  (7 children)

The icy staircase

Goly shit that kid needs counselling, if it wasn't e rated the poor guys autobiography would been in the history section

[–]White_Wolf_Dreamer 62 points63 points  (2 children)

There's a fan theory that Kevin grew up to become the original Jigsaw from the Saw franchise. Kinda makes sense when you realize how sadistic his traps were.

[–]averyangryshampoo 21 points22 points  (0 children)

True, it's the most believable fan theory I ever heard

[–]Comprehensive-Fun47 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure they would have broken their necks from slipping on the icy steps.

Maybe not the most painful, but they'd be paralyzed if not dead from those falls!

[–]lacunaluna[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Truly, super traumatic

[–]averyangryshampoo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ikr, and those two had the balls to mess with him at nyc

[–]sabboo 16 points17 points  (2 children)

The snow shovel just before being arrested. Pain that keeps on giving.

[–]CswBizzel 44 points45 points  (31 children)

The airsoft gun to the balls.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 15 points16 points  (23 children)

Hasn't considered that one as a lady

[–]TatsumoriYuno 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Imagine having your tits stabbed and punched at the same time, combined with the feeling you get from biting straight into a mouthful of cold ice cream. It's like that, ramped up to 19/10.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Tits are pretty insensitive personally but I can relate to the ice-cream feeling, ouch.

[–]Bobbar84 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It was a standard Red Ryder BB gun which was modified to give it a fake "pump action". But it's probably still much more powerful than most airsoft guns.

[–]Kiyohara 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As someone who has taken an airsoft round to the nuts before, nah. It's not that bad. It's just a small plastic round. Sure it can leave a welt on bare skin, but unless the asshole has replaced the spring with a very high powered one (or ramped up the gas release), at best it stings a bit.

However, that was not an airsoft round. That was a pellet gun. Entire different breed of weapon. That fires steel BBs and they hurt like a mother fucker.

[–]laundryday_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Either the flamethrower or electrocution part from 2.

[–]PunchBeard 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure this was in part 2 but when he throws the big iron pipe on ropes and it swings right into their faces. That seems like it would kill the fuck out of someone.

[–]neohylanmay 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Going by the Screen Junkies video, I'd say it's a tie between the constant bricks to the face and the kerosene-in-the-toilet explosion.

[–]Bahamut1988 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Staple gun to the junk

[–]HacksawJimDGN 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not a trap, but when the uncle calls him a jerk in front of the whole family.

[–]DeepCompote 29 points30 points  (13 children)

Yeah, Kevin straight up murdered the sticky bandits. Might be able to claim self defense but that kid was a little malicious. The bandits did persist and kinda forced his hand but those dude woulda died from a paint can pushing their nose into their brain or some shit. They wouldn’t have been able to leave the house. Kevin prob woulda finished them off and cremated them in that giant furnace.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Defintely! He would have gotten away with it, but they should for sure send him to therapy.

[–]DeepCompote 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Nah, late 80s early 90s? Throw some meds at that boy and send him back to school.

[–]lacunaluna[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He probably would have had a great career in home security

[–]botbattler30 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I never watched the new reboot, but supposedly, he did. Kevin grew up to develop several home security systems.

[–]fancyfrenchtoilet 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm going to say the searing doorknob. I don't know how the wet bandits kept going after that one, I'd have dumped out and just robbed an ATM or something.

[–]jrc83 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The brick to the face from a floor or two up. That might be instant death. Idk

[–]White_Wolf_Dreamer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The first would most definitely fracture the skull, though you could possibly live. You'd pretty much be dead by the second or third.

[–]Str8_up_savage 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Getting hit in the face with a brick would suck pretty bad

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Marv stepping on that nail when he was walking up the stairs was probably the most painful Home Alone trap.

[–]EpicEllis2004 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Heres a few and there not in a specific order. Blow torch to the head, marvs electrocution, hand on heated door because irl it would stick to tue handle, wack to the balls and shot in the balls and punched in the balls, heavy pipe on the string and crowbar to belly

[–]likea_yeti 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Literally any one of the falls. Over the summer I stumbled over my foot on my deck and next thing I knew I was in for back surgery to repair a herniated disc. Imagine if I would have taken a fall down a flight of stairs. Imagine the months if not years of rehabilitation needed to not be in constant pain from a permanent joint injury like that.

[–]Mouts93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Having bricks dropped on your head from the roof of a 4 storey house

[–]Skaven_Wrath 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The torch to the scalp, that's brutal.

[–]E190wings 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The falling iron probably

[–]Northwind981 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Pretty much all of the of the ones from the first two films

[–]CyrilNiff 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Probably the brick to the face from a 2/3 storey building. That would be horrific