Needful Things should be rated PG for language, violence, some drug references, and sexuality. Maybe even PG13. But it’s in the gritty details of the story that makes everything so real and believable.
Somehow or other Stephen King manages to make every character memorable. The story revolves around a few main characters, but they’re intertwined with the minor characters so skillfully that they’re tight as a knot without any loose ends. The writing is extremely sharp and a joy to read. The first half of the book is relatively slow, however, climax at the end is immensely rewarding if you take the time to finish it.