Needful Things (1993)
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Satan opens an antique shop in a small town and lures the residents into evil actions in this supernatural chiller. Based on a novel by the prolific Stephen King, the film bears many of the author's trademarks, such as the New England setting and the focus on regular people tempted by the forces of supernatural evil. Here, the enticements toward bad behavior comes from the "Needful Things" shop, owned by new resident Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow). Gaunt's shop offers an odd collection of goods,
Aug 27, 1993 Wide
Dec 22, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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any movie that has the devil laughing to ave maria must be worth something
Overlong, over-produced Stephen King byproduct. Forget it along with Firestarter, In the Mouth of Madness, Maximum Overdrive, and all the others.
Max von Sydow has some good lines, but he delivers them in an utter vacuum.
I needed to get out of this thing long before the insipid finale.
One of Stephen King's better film adaptations
A fine adaptation of one of Stephen King's best novels, it almost manages to surpass the book solely on the strength of Von Sydow's glowering villainy.
Pop Needful Things into your player with no particular expectations and you might find it a worthwhile distraction.
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