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Writer:
Soyoung Lee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 August 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Do you dare to climb the 29th step?
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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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Cast

  (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
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Directed by
Jae-yeon Yun 
 
Writing credits
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan" - South Korea (original title)
"Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent and disturbing images
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South Korea:97 min
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Quotes:
Kim So-hie:[Hugs Jin-sung] Please... You're all I need.See more »
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Follows Memento Mori (1999)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Price of the Wish, 15 June 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a Korean boarding school, there is a legend about its twenty-eight steps stairway: when the twentieth-ninth step appears, the fox will grant a wish to the climber. The lesbian ballet student Kim So-hee (Han-byeol Park) is in deep love with her passive girlfriend and also ballet student Yoon Jin-sung (Ji-hyo Song). When there is a competition for a single spot in a famous ballet school in Russia, the envious Jin-sung finds the twentieth-ninth step and asks to beat the favorite So-hee. However, there is a price to pay for the wish unknown to Jin-sung and the consequence is the accidental death of So-hee. Meanwhile, the fat student Eon Hae-ju (An jo), who is despised and tormented by her classmate Han Yoon-ji (Ji-Yeon Park), misses So-hee. When she also finds the mysterious step, she wishes the return of So-hee with tragic consequences.

"Wishing Stairs" is a creepy low-paced ghost story, where the climax with scary sequences is only reached in the end. The story builds the mystery developing four characters and there is a subtle insinuation, at least in the Western mind, that So-hee is lesbian, Jin-sung is her passive love and the complex Hae-ju worships So-hee, forming a never clear triangle of love. In the end, I liked this refreshing horror movie, that slightly recalls the concepts of "Wishmaster" (make a wish but to the stairs), "Carrie" (with the bad treatment spent by the schoolmates) and "Pet Sematary" (with the return of So-hee from the world of the dead), but in a totally different environment and situation. My vote is seven.

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