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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

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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Yun Ji-seong:Fox, fox, please, grant my wish... Let me win just this once.See more »
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Follows Memento Mori (1999)See more »


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This movie should have gone further and hit harder, 6 May 2011
Author: kluseba from Chicoutimi, Canada

The third part of the loosely bound "Yeogo goedam" series is a mixture of the first and the second movie. It takes some suspense and horror elements from the first and best part of the series and the dramatic and romantic fragments of the much weaker second movie. What eventually comes out is a mostly dark, well played and entertaining movie that still lacks of something to ultimately convince. I would say that I missed some really haunting, frightening or intense scenes. I would also say that the third part adds nothing new to the series. Another negative point is that the end is not much surprising and I was expecting something deeper or darker on both an emotional and a suspenseful level.

The main idea of this third strike is quite great. A legend goes that if you climb the twenty eight steps leading up to the women's art school dormitory where this movie takes place, counting each step aloud, and find a twenty ninth, a spirit will appear and grant you a wish. Now, you can imagine how school girls might abuse of this legend and you have a big scenario of jealousy, mobbing, treachery, broken friendships and love stories in mind. Sadly, the movie only scratches the surface of it and basically focuses on three or four personalities. The dynamics between these characters are only of a slight interest as there is only a strong connection between the two main actresses, the one that created evil and the one that lived the evil. This relation is not enough to carry this movie on and make it be more than just an enjoyable and entertaining movie.

It's a good movie to be watched once but I wouldn't give it another try as it didn't really impress, touch or inspire me. I really feel that this movie should have gone further with its intriguing initial idea. This movie could have been more complex, more human and more creepy and should have hit harder. The director and producers really missed a good occasion to push this movie on the same level as the popular first flick but the ultimately failed. The third strike is allover still slightly better than the second one that had gone nowhere. But the third part is even less memorable in its uniqueness as the previous one at some points and overall of an average quality. This movie is entertaining and has a couple of enjoyable drama, suspense and romance moments but the part don't glue and fit together like a puzzle and you can feel many ups and downs of quality throughout the whole movie.

I would only suggest watching this movie to the collectors and true fans of the series, anybody else might be alright just watching the first flick. Nevertheless, I am heading out for the fourth part that got some good critics very soon in the hope that this one equals the first part.

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