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The Story Behind 'Home Alone's Fake Movie Within a Movie, 'Angels With Filthy Souls'

By Mustafa Gatollari

"Keep the change, ya filthy animal." It's a line that I can't get enough of, and the one that stood out to me most the first time I ever watched Home Alone as a kid. The memorable scene shows Kevin McAllister making the most out of his newfound freedom by watching a violent, old-school flick called Angels With Filthy Souls, which he'd otherwise be banned from watching while his parents were home.

And while a lot of easter eggs in the Home Alone films continue to be discovered to this day, the story behind the black-and-white gangster film might be the most surprising. If you're like me and many other people, then you probably thought the scene was lifted right from an older movie in the public domain or with cheap licensing rights.

However, Angels with Filthy Souls was actually a small-scale short film produced specifically for the Home Alone film to get the full effect. It was directed and cast as a separate mini movie. The same goes for Angels with Even Filthier Souls, which Kevin watches in Home Alone 2 while he's stuck in a New York hotel room and engorging himself on room service.

It's a fact that flew over a lot of people's heads, like Seth Rogen's. And Captain America himself, Chris Evans.