Watch Daniel Stern Try To Recapture Some Home Alone Magic With A Real, Giant Spider

Some people just can't let go of their former glory. Apparently, Daniel Stern is one of those people. He's still best known for being the bumbling Wet Bandit from Home Alone, so when he found a giant spider in his home he tried to recreate the moment. One content warning: people who could be triggered by seeing a 58-year-old man shirtless should proceed with caution. Plus there is a big spider.

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While it's not entirely clear what happened here, it appears that Daniel Stern, looking like a slightly saner Randy Quaid, just caught this guy in his backyard. We assume he was out doing yard work in the heat or something, which is why he couldn't be bothered to put on a shirt before filming this video. Also, where exactly does Daniel Stern live that he's got these things wandering around his yard? Is this a thing that happens where people live? This is why I don't leave the house.

Of all the things that Kevin McCallister did to Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci in Home Alone, one of the most famous was the moment he dropped the family's pet tarantula right onto Stern's face. The scream was pretty epic. The actor tries to recreate it here, and while we're not sure it's quite up to snuff, it's still fairly impressive.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of Home Alone. As such, there were a number of different celebrations to remind us of the classic holiday film where a kid, played by Macaulay Culkin, gets left home... alone while a pair of burglars try to break into his home and rob it. For kids of a certain generation, it was the Christmas movie. Home Alone was followed by the inevitable sequel, though it didn't inspire nearly the same interest. It's clear from the comments attached to the Instagram post that many fans loved seeing this famous Home Alone movement again.

Yeah, the original scream was still a lot better, though we're not sure he really put his heart into the new one. It's been 25 years, and at some point you just don't want to blow out your vocal chords like that. What do you think? Does he still have it? Do you have a different favorite moment from the film? Let us know in the comments.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.