Let’s be honest, the Home Alone franchise has been dead ever since Alex D. Linz tried to sit in for Macaulay Culkin as an all new character defending his house against criminals in Home Alone 3. A young Scarlett Johansson even appears in that film, but she probably wants to forget that as much as we do. Since then another terrible sequel with a new young actor bringing Kevin McCallister back into the mix and new burglars featuring French Stewart, but nobody has really been paying attention. Now, on the brink of the predicted end of the world, ABC Family has announced the apocalyptic sounding sequel Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. Hit the jump for more.
Going back to the Christmas feel of the original two films (both of which are solid family films that should be watched every holiday season), this one, which will premiere during the cable network’s 25 Days of Christmas, features a new kid, 8-year-old Finn (Christian Martyn) who is terrified to learn his family is relocating from sunny California to Maine in the scariest house he has ever seen! Convinced that his new house is haunted, Finn sets up a series of elaborate traps to catch the “ghost” in action. Left home alone with his sister (Jodelle Ferland) while their parents are stranded across town, Finn’s traps catch a new target – a group of thieves (Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar and Eddie Steeples) who have targeted Finn’s house. What’s that? You already shot yourself in the face? Good move, boss.