Needful Things

1993

Crime / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

29
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 18767

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Cast

Ed Harris as Sheriff Alan Pangborn
Max von Sydow as Leland Gaunt
Lochlyn Munro as John LaPointe
Amanda Plummer as Nettie Cobb
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by alexanderdavies-99382 8 / 10

Creepy, disturbing and entertaining.

"Needful Things" is the kind of horror film you can't forget. Its shocking scenes of violence and the way in which so-called civilised people tend to be amongst each other, gave me a slight chill (not many horror films can do that). Max Von Sydow takes the acting honours as the supernatural and sadistically evil creature in human form. He oozes a kind of demonic charm that most of the locals can fail to resist. He was born for this role. Ed Harris as the police officer who welcomes the change of pace after being transferred to a seaside town, is ok but I've never really been a fan of his work. The atmosphere is carefully created and sustained throughout and the climax is unforgettable. The only thing that I would have liked, would have been for the film to have been made into a mini series. Doing this would have meant that more story from the novel could have been included. One of the better cinema adaptations from a Stephen King book.

Reviewed by Sam Panico 4 / 10

Never trust a thrift store...

Leland Gaunt has come the whole way from Akron to Castle Rock to open an antique store called "Needful Things." Everything he sells gives you exactly what you want, but you need to pay him back with a favor. If that's not the most Stephen King sentence ever — minus 50's slang like daddy-o or references to comics and rock and roll — then I'm not sure what is.

This 1993 movie was directed by the baby Moses. No, seriously, director Fraser C. Heston played that role alongside his father in The Ten Commandments.

Anyways, Leland (Max von Sydow, who will forever be Ming from Flash Gordon) gets the townsfolk to play pranks on one another, like when Brian Rusk has to play one on Wilma Wadlowski Jerzyck (Valri Bromfield, former comedy partner of Dan Ackroyd and one of the first Second City stage members) for a Mickey Mantle card. Or how he helps Danforth Keeton pay off his gambling debts. From books that people have always dreamed of to helping continue the rivalry between a Catholic priest and a Baptist minister, Leland's objects get into the hands of nearly everyone in town.

This brings everyone into conflict with one another, in particular, the battle between Nettie Cobb (Amanda Plummer, So I Married an Axe Murderer) and Wilma, which is so intense that they end up killing one another.

Leland even cozies up to Sheriff Pangborn by giving his fiancée Polly (Bonnie Bedelia, Die Hard, Salem's Lot) a necklace that cures her arthritis. When Pangborn tries to warn Polly that Leland may not be what he seems, Gaunt ends up seducing her and reveals to her that the Sheriff has been stealing money from the town, so she breaks off their engagement.

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Reviewed by Prismark10 3 / 10

Not needed

Needful Things is a flat and witless film directed by Fraser Heston. What should had been darkly comic is lost in hysterical acting, melodramatic music and loud explosions.

In a small town in Maine called Castle Rock (with a logo just like the famous film company) newly arrived in a black car Leland Gaunt (Max Von Sydow) opens an antiques store that seems to have something for everybody. He offers to sell the items for cash and a small favour such as a prank but before long he has people turning on each other.

It is left to Sheriff Pangborn (Ed Harris) to figure that Gaunt is the devil incarnate and everywhere he goes, trouble follows.

The only saving grace of the movie is that Von Sydow is having fun, then again he has played chess with death.

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