Overall Rank: 6464
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 72
Theatrical Release Date: 08/27/1993
Genre: Horror, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Fraser Clarke Heston
Actors: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer, J.T. Walsh, Ray McKinnon
Plot: Leland Gaunt has come to the small town of Castle Rock to open his own store, Needful Things. The store has the perfect item for everyone in town... but it comes with a high price. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/05/2012
Yet more of Stephen King's brand of Twilight Zone hokeyness is transferred to the silver screen and it's a similarly lame experience. Max Von Sydow slums it as a shop keeper who sells the usual small town stereotypes their hearts desire in return for pranks that set the townsfolk against each other. The flat direction and made for TV cast do not aid what is an extremely low concept "horror" film in which the scariest thing is Von Sydow's oral hygiene. Not the worst King adaptation I've ever seen, but that that would be one TALL order...
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/18/2011
I LOVE how The Devil comes to town & turns everybody against each other
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/23/2007
If you want to bid a fond farewell to Stephen King's Castle Rock, might I suggest sticking with the book. Another ham-fisted adaptation of a King novel, Needful Things has a decent cast, but they can't create any spark in this dull film.
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