Home Alone
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Assuming this won't be some sort of insane hybrid of beloved holiday classic Home Alone and Uwe Boll "masterpiece" Alone in the Dark, ABC Family has announced that they will air the fifth installment in the Home Alone franchise, titled Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. (On second thought, that would be sort of amazing.)

Alas, fans of the 1990 Macaulay-Culkin-battles-home intruders comedy will still watch in complete horror as the Home Alone name carries on without the exploits of Kevin McCallister and the wet/sticky bandits. In addition to coming to terms with this, devotees of the original and defenders of Lost in New York (who stored the third Home Alone in the part of their pop culture brains called this never happened where Scream 3 and Saved by the Bell: The College Years also reside) will now also have to absorb the notion that there was even a fourth one to begin with and it was called Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House. This is my Home Alone, PopWatchers, I have to defend it.

According to a release from ABC Family, Home Alone 5 will star Malcolm McDowell,Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples, and Christian Martyn and will air during their annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming. With a premise that's even scarier than the third floor (nobody let Fuller watch), Home Alone 5 will follow eight-year-old Finn (Martyn) as he and his sister (Jodelle Ferland) set up traps to catch a ghost in their house while also warding off a group of thieves (McDowell, Mazar, Eddie Steeples).

Never mind the absurd ghost storyline, let's get to the real issue here: This new neglected youngster isn't technically home alone. Kevin had no parents, no Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, Jeff, aunts, cousins, or even Uncle Frank around and he still got the job done. Kids these days!

Are you as appalled by the fact that there's a fifth Home Alone or when it comes to this franchise are you always thirsty for more? Share in the comments section below.

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