It’s been almost 30 years since Home Alone hit cinemas and it changed the lives of most of the cast.
However, many of the actors in the family Christmas movie went on to endure years of torment long after the film dropped out of cinemas.
The most famous victim of the curse was the movie’s star, Macaulay Culkin, who was propelled to superstardom for his role as child hero Kevin McCallister.
He went on to carve out a spectacular career as the most high-profile child star in the world, making millions from films such as Home Alone 2 and Richie Rich.However, the fame bubble burst for Culkin, now 39, when he was a teenager.
He stepped away from Hollywood, and became embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with his parents, effectively divorcing them and stopping them from controlling his fortune.
In 2004, he landed in trouble with the law when he was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Police are believed to have 17.3 grams of marijuana, eight Xanax pills and 16 pills containing clonazepam, an addictive sedative used to treat anxiety and seizures.
Culkin pleaded guilty and landed a one-year suspended sentence.
In later interviews, Culkin denied he was ever addicted to hard drugs, telling the Guardian in 2016: “No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever.