'Home Alone's' Daniel Stern Has Another Run-In With Enormous Spider

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Stern captured a spider in his home that looks identical to the tarantula placed on his face in 'Home Alone.'

It seems huge spiders love Daniel Stern.

The actor and director, best known for his work in the Home Alone films, the City Slickers films and as the narrator on the TV series The Wonder Years, was paid a visit by an "old friend," over the weekend which he posted to social media on Monday. 

It appears Stern captured an enormous spider in his home that looks identical to the one placed on his face (as bumbling bad guy Marv) in the 1990 box office smash turned holiday classic, Home Alone

Last November, Stern told The Hollywood Reporter that the tarantula being placed on his face was the stunt he remembered best after all these years. 

"They said, 'Well, we have a rubber one, but we've got the real one, too.'" Stern told THR then. "They told me [the tarantula] was real nice and showed it walking across the trainer's arm."

Stern said he asked the crew if they could remove the spider's "stinger," to which he was told no, it would die. "And I said yeah, but if you don't take it out, I'll die'. But everyone seemed cool with it, so I just had them put the friggin' tarantula on my face," Stern said, laughing.

In his new video Monday, Stern even let out a huge yell, just like the iconic scream he gave in Home Alone.

In the film, the scream was real, not dubbed in at postproduction as many fans believed. 

"I asked if that would spook the spider, but I guess tarantulas can't hear," Stern said of the scream. "Again, I was committed fully to that movie ... I wanted to hit a home run in every scene."

See the old friends reunited below: 


Received a visit from an old friend this weekend...

A video posted by Daniel Stern (@realdanielstern) on