''Mikey'' is a film made in 1992 about a 9-year-old psychopath who longs for a loving family after being abused by his original family. When he feels that his foster families don't love him, he murders them or anyone else who makes him angry. The film starred Brian Bonsall as the title character.
!!'''Tropes featured in this film include:'''
* AbusiveParents: Mikey was abused by his biological parents, this is the reason why Mikey is such a little psycho.
* AdultsAreUseless: No one believes Ben and Jessie about Mikey's sociopathic behavior [[spoiler:until it's too late.]]
* AxeCrazy: Mikey
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]
* [[BannedInChina Banned In Britain]]: Because of the James Bulger murder [[note]]in which a boy was murdered by two ten year olds[[/note]] at the time ([[spoiler:and the BBFC objecting to the VillainProtagonist being a psychopathic little boy who murders people -- including a four-year-old girl -- and getting away with it]]), this film never saw the light of day in the U.K.
* BatterUp: Mikey's weapon against his dad.
* CreepyChild: Mikey, with creepy drawings too.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: Possibly due to him being a very good actor but none of the doctors realize a thing.
* DoubleEntendre: Everything Mikey says to Niel and Rachel in their introduction is a massive hint to what he did to his other set of parents.
* EnfantTerrible: Again, Mikey.
* EvilOrphan: Guess who.
* GenreBlindness: For a man who claims to love horror movies, Mr. Jenkins isn't aware he's in one.
* [[spoiler: HereWeGoAgain]]: "Are you going to be my new Mommy and Daddy?"
* HeyItsThatGuy: Great, now [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's dad]] has another bad kid to deal with!
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Mikey's main motivation
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler: Mikey gets away with two sets of murders.]]
* [[KickTheDog Kill The Kitten]]: Poor Rosie..
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Rosie's and David's deaths.
* MaleGaze: Mikey certainly like to give Jessie a good looking...
* ManipulativeBastard: Mikey.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The moment you knew Jessie had a boyfriend you knew he wouldn't last the film.
* ObviouslyEvil: In the first five minutes of the film, Mikey kills his little sister and one set of parents.
* PlayingAgainstType: Brian Bonsall as the title character
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled IN SPACE!]]: The film is like ''TheStepfather'', but with a boy instead of a man.
* StalkerWithACrush: Mikey towards Jessie, watching her undress, sneaking into her room, the usual.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Mikey kills both sets of adoptive parents he receives]]
* TooDumbToLive: Rachel, she sees [[spoiler: the video tape of David's murder and getting attacked by Mikey with a hammer she doesn't leave the house]]
** Mr. Jenkins sees [[spoiler:a woman murdered with a hammer lying on the floor next to him and has EVERY reason to believe that the kid currently pointing an arrow at him did it. To be fair, he realizes that Mikey is not gonna put it down and shoots first, but the gun seems to be empty... so he stands the same place and fires five more times without even considering moving aside.]]
* TotallyRadical: They do actually say 'radical'.