- Adaptation Displacement: The short story is sometimes forgotten especially among people who saw the television episode first.
- Cult Classic: Generally regarded as a very creepy story that increased further by being used on The Twilight Zone.
- Nightmare Fuel: A telepathic boy with omnipotent powers of changing people who he doesn't like into grotesque parodies of themselves
YMMV / It's a Good Life
Your Mileage May Vary? No, these are good tropes. Very good tropes!