''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:'''
* AntagonistTitle: Mikey is the film's villain, despite being a nine-year-old boy.
* AbusiveParents: Mikey's biological parents are suspected to have been abusive to him. [[FreudianExcuse Which would explain a lot.]]
* AdultsAreUseless: No one believes Ben and Jessie about Mikey's sociopathic behavior [[spoiler:until it's too late.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: The film ends with [[spoiler:Mikey going to live with another family, facing no retribution for the murders he committed.]]
* BatterUp: Mikey kills his first foster father by bashing him in the head with a bat.
* CreepyChild: Mikey. He kills people and animals, and has no qualms about peeping on a much older girl.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: It's possible that Mikey's just a very good actor, but none of the doctors realize a thing.
* DoubleEntendre: Everything Mikey says to Neil and Rachel in their introduction is a massive hint to what he did to his other set of parents.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Mikey killed his first foster mother by throwing a hairdryer into her hot tub.[[spoiler:He also kills David by kicking his stereo into the bath.]]
* EnfantTerrible: Mikey is a very, very messed-up nine-year-old.
* EvilOrphan: Mikey is a textbook example: a SelfMadeOrphan, serial killer with a FreudianExcuse, who uses his youth and supposed innocence to avoid detection.
* GenreBlindness: For a man who claims to love horror movies, Mr. Jenkins isn't aware he's in one.
* HereWeGoAgain: "Are you going to be my new Mommy and Daddy?"
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Mikey's main motivation.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Mikey gets away with two sets of murders.]]
* KickTheDog: Mikey breaks the neck of Jessie's pet cat Rosie with his bare hands and feeds Ben's pet frog to ''piranhas''.
* KidsAreCruel: Well, they don't get much crueler than one who's a serial killer.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Rosie's and David's deaths.
* MaleGaze: Mikey certainly likes to give Jessie a good looking...
* ManipulativeBastard: Mikey via being a DeliberatelyCuteChild.
* 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.
* RecycledInSpace: The film is like ''Film/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]]
* TotallyRadical: They do actually say 'radical'.