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Mikey (1992)





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An innocent-looking ten-year-old (Brian Bonsall) wipes out his family, and is adopted by another couple after the police think the killings are the result of a break-in. He resumes his reign of terror at the new school he attends.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Mar 23, 1999
Imperial Entertainment Corp


Josie Bissett
as Jessie Owens
Lyman Ward
as Principal / Mr. Jenk...
John Diehl
as Trenton
Ashley Laurence
as Shawn Gilder
Mimi Craven
as Rachel Trenton
David Rogge
as Boyfriend
Mark Venturini
as Detective Reynolds
Peppi Sanders
as Mary Ellen
Frank Sprague
as Levinson
Jean Fowler
as Hancock
Joseph E. Bernard
as Dr. Schaefer
Frank Bridges
as Mr. Fineberg
Elayne Stein
as Mrs. Fineberg
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All Critics (3)

High-Spirited Thrills...Bonsall is freakishly frightening

April 27, 2003

October 12, 2005

July 9, 2003

Audience Reviews for Mikey


I saw this on cable years back. Orphan seems like it will be a bit like this and if it is I don't wanna see it. This movie was too violent and twisted for my liking.

Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer

OK, so here's the thing; this movie is kind of repellent, rather stupid but also pretty effective. Basically a twist on The Stepfather with a prepubescent psycho at the center,who just wants to be loved. It's not nearly smart enough to be a full-on satire of the thriller genre, but there are hints underneath of a more thoughtful (or more intellectually scathing) film.

As it stands, the production is totally amateur hour stuff and hopelessly mired in early 90's kitsch. Performances are all over-the-map, but there are patches where things really work - the drippy adoptive father, Bissett as the good-natured "bad-girl" next door. Even Bonsall is oddly endearing at times. But the script feels the need to fall back onto rote thriller tropes and turns the tyke into a quip-happy kill machine and the adults, who have been blissfully ignorant of Mikey's behavior, lose all brain function in the last 10 minutes in order to execute the last reel blood bath. Pity that.

Still for what it is, it kinda works.


Fun kid-from-hell movie is entirely predictable but is saved by a game cast (gotta love Ashley Laurence) and some solid death scenes. The ending doesn't completely make sense (the skeleton in the house?!) but the movie held my attention and made me want to kill the little boy. Also, I admire horror movies that aren't afraid to kill off children. So there ya go.

Mikey Quotes

Mikey: Ya know dead people aren't the one to be scared of, living people are.
– Submitted by Sephia R (3 years ago)

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