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Wishing Stairs (2003)

Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan (original title)
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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

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Jae-yeon Yun

Writers:

Shin-ae Lee, Soyoung Lee (screenplay)
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Cast

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

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 is in deep love with her passive girlfriend and also ballet student Yoon Jin-sung. 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, who is despised and tormented by her classmate Han Yoon-ji, misses So-hee. When she also finds the mysterious step, she wishes the return of So-hee with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Do you dare to climb the 29th step?

Genres:

Horror | Drama

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Rated R for violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Wishing Stairs See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Dolby SR

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Sang-mi Nam was the final candidate for role of Yun Jin-seong. See more »

Quotes

Kim So-hie: [Hugs Jin-sung] Please... You're all I need.
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Follows Yeogo goedam (1998) See more »

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could be scarier
3 March 2005 | by blncubSee all my reviews

i think this movie had a lot of potential to be really scary, but unfortunately it's not. for some reason it just doesn't work till the final 30 minutes. for example in the beginning i got really distracted by the bad "fat" - make up of the red haired girl, and her weird shy/crazy acting. it's supposed to explain her character, but that's about the only explanation you ever get about her. and it was obvious from the start what's gonna happen to her. if you had more emotional access to her, i think that character could have gone down as a new icon in horror movies, cause - man - this Asian girl with weird red hair could scare the sh*t out of you. later in the movie, her "shy/evil" changes are actually very well acted.

the other two girls are not bad either. but most of the time i felt like watching some Asian version of an olson twins movie...

OK, the "ring - style" girl through the window will definitely not scare you. it has been abused in too many movies now, and is not done very well here. but still the final 30 minutes will give you a nice sense of unease and slight terror.

oh, and i dare you not to get haunted by the sight and sound when the blood starts tripping through the ballet shoes at the rehearsal - god, and that girl keeps smiling. hats of to that!

so, see it if there is nothing else on, but this is no "grude" or "ring"


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