''Little Monsters'' is a 1989 film starring [[TheWonderYears Fred Savage]] and HowieMandel ([[Film/{{Gremlins}} Yes,]] ''[[MuppetBabies that]]'' [[BobbysWorld Howie]] [[DealOrNoDeal Mandel]]). Brian (Savage) has recently moved because his parents thought that the family could use a change of scenery. Shortly afterward, strange things start happening for which Brian is blamed. Brian, in turn, blames his little brother.

Eventually, Brian meets Maurice, a monster and the real culprit. Together they break into people's homes and play "amusing" pranks on them. Brian decides that he doesn't want to do this anymore after he starts turning into a monster. Brian's brother gets kidnapped by the villainous Snik, leaving Brian and his friends to rescue him, and they all end up in Malibu, California.

Not to be confused with LadyGaga's fanbase or the MercerMyer book of the same name.
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!!This film contains examples of:
* ActionGirl[=/=]BadassBookworm: Kiersten, who looks [[{{Expy}} suspiciously similar]] to Haley from ''TheWizard'', another movie starring Fred Savage.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The underground MonsterTown seems to be small enough to make accessing a city across the United States seem like a walk across town. In addition some of the wooden stairs and structures seem almost M.C. Escher-like.
* BodyHorror: We don't really know what Boy really looks like; he wears the rotting skin and school uniform of a real kid over his own body. If his face is any indication, though, it's pretty horrible.
* TheBully: And a very generic one at that, who has one of the most bizarre [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] ''ever''.
* CantGetAwayWithNothing: Zigzagged. Kids are immediately blamed for every accident and slip up, especially those caused by the monsters, but not for things that interfere with the plot.
** The most bizarre case is when Brian's dad comes in after he sets off the monster trap. He's shouted at for their being Doritos on the floor, but his dad fails to notice that ''he sawed through the legs of his bed and rigged them with hinges so he could collapse the bed and trap the monster in the room with him.''
* CelebrityParadox: The main boy is played by Kevin from TheWonderYears. His Dad is... The voice of his future self from TheWonderYears.
* ComedicSociopathy: Minus the comedic part (mostly).
** The montage of breaking into random people's houses and playing pranks was supposed to be funny, but following montage of offscreen screaming parents and terrified/crying children that get blamed for the pranks kills any intended humor pretty effectively.
* CreationSequence: For the monster trap, complete with '80s montage music. It even continues playing after Brian finishes setting up the trap.
** And during dinner, oddly enough. Right in the middle of the montage.
* TheFairFolk: The monsters are all kids who stayed in the world under the bed for too long and have long-since forgotten their former lives; being exposed to light in the real world further disfigures them.
* FisherKingdom: The more Brian stays in the monster world, the more monster-like he becomes.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: There isn't much of a lead-in to the appearance of the BigBad at the end...he's just ''there''.
* HeelFaceTurn: The bully, for literally no reason given. It's implied that he's just the first person Brian and Kiersten think of when they realize they need another pair of hands to make their plan work, and they did the sensible thing and ''asked him to help''.
* KafkaKomedy: But there's too much Kafka and not enough comedy.
* KillItWithFire: How Snik meets his end.
* MonsterTown: The underworld populated by monsters which serves as a hub to get into people's bedrooms.
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: The whole set up, though most of them are more harmless troublemakers.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Halfway through the film, the parents mention that they're getting divorced. It's never really brought up again.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Maurice claims to be eleven years old (and to have been eleven for hundreds of years).
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