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Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan
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1 August 2003 (South Korea) See more »
Do you dare to climb the 29th step?
A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ji-hyo Song ... Yun Jin-seong

Han-byeol Park ... Kim Sohee
An Jo ... Eom Hye-ju
Ji-Yeon Park ... Han Yun-ji
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-a Hong
Wu-jin Jang
Ji-min Kwak
Jung-hee Moon (as Jung-Hee Moon)

Directed by
Jae-yeon Yun 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Soyoung Lee  screenplay

Produced by
Eun-mi Ahn .... producer
Jae-hong Kim .... producer
Choon-yeon Lee .... producer
Cinematography by
Jeong-min Seo 
Film Editing by
Jae-beom Kim 
Sang-beom Kim 
Makeup Department
Ji-Yeon Park .... makeup artist
Art Department
Yoona Cho .... props
Visual Effects by
Jung-hoon Kim .... technical director

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Also Known As:
"Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan" - South Korea (original title)
"Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for violent and disturbing images
South Korea:97 min
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Sang-mi Nam was the final candidate for role of Yun Jin-seong.See more »
Kim So-hie:Fox, fox, please, grant my wish... Let us be together... Always.See more »
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Followed by Voice (2005)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Your prayers may very well be answered!, 10 May 2005
Author: glamjapan from Japan

For many, watching certain types of Asian films delivers more of an emotional experience than say do American or European genre films. This is the same emotional territory that (Japanese) anime fans claim sacred. If you are one of those folks, then the schoolgirls of the Wishing Stairs will deliver a fascinating dramatic narrative with intriguing horror elements to keep you glued to the TV set. As in so many "haunted schoolgirl" films from Asia (especially South Korea and Japan) there often exists a romantic, dark innocence about the characters that Western films and their female characters simply lack. When Asian girls of this breed are thrown into a dramatic tragedy within a horror narrative you get wonderful films like The Wishing Stairs. Similarly, the ideas of Asian superstition add greatly to the interest factor of the characters - their motivations, reactions, expressions, etc. And like so many other Korean films, Memento Mori, Dead Friend, and Bunshinsaba, the subtext of "bullying" (a very real element in modern Asian society) adds yet a very earnest, heartfelt drama to the film. Having said that, for fans of Asian schoolgirls in horror peril, the Wishing Stairs indeed answers your prayers.

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