AceShowbiz - Even Chris Evans and Seth Rogen didn't know that the gangster movie titled "Angels With Filthy Souls" in "Home Alone" is fake until recently. The two actors were among those who were shocked after learning of the fact as they thought that the black-and-white film that Kevin McCallister watched in the classic Christmas movie was real all this time.
Rogen started the chain of reactions after he pointed it out on his tweet on Wednesday, December 26. "My entire childhood, I thought the old timey movie that Kevin watches in Home Alone (Angels With Filthy Souls) was actually an old movie," he wrote.
My entire childhood, I thought the old timey movie that Kevin watches in Home Alone (Angels With Filthy Souls) was actually an old movie.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 25, 2018
A shocked Evans responded to Rogen's tweet, "IT'S NOT????" Rogen replied, "Sorry dude. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal," referring to the famous catchphrase uttered by a mobster-like character in the fake movie.
Sorry dude. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 25, 2018
Rogen's tweet also brought enlightenment to Nick Kroll, who asked in disbelief, "It isn't? (Dead serious)." Rogen wittily replied, "Yeah man. You deserved to find out in a better way than this."
Yeah man. You deserved to find out in a better way than this.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 25, 2018
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" co-director and co-writer Rodney Rothman chimed in, "I didn't know it until you just said this."
I didn't know it until you just said this.— rodneyrothman (@rodneyrothman) December 25, 2018
"Angels with Filthy Souls", a 1930s noir-style gangster movie that Kevin McCallister watched when he's home alone, is actually just a snippet created for the 1990 comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin. The title is a take-off of 1938's "Angels with Dirty Faces" starring James Cagney.
A 2015 article on Vanity Fair revealed that director Chris Columbus shot the film-within-a-film on black-and-white negative film stock in order to accurately evoke the spirit of a 40s noir. A sequel to the fake film, "Angels with Even Filthier Souls", was featured in 1992's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York".