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Wishing Stairs

R 2003 1h 37m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
Jin-seong (Song Ji-hyo) is a boarding school student and aspiring ballerina who desperately wants to get into a world-renowned arts academy. To improve her chances, she takes advantage of a local school legend: If a student walks up the dormitory staircase and counts all 28 steps, a 29th step will appear -- and a spirit will grant her a wish. But, when her friend suffers a horrible accident, Jin-seong realizes too late that she doesn't have control over how her wishes get fulfilled. Read More Read Less

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David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an incoherent ordeal. Rated: .5/4 Oct 15, 2005 Full Review Bill Gibron DVDTalk.com Wishing Stairs is wishy-washy. It flounders its fear and confuses ephemeral with evil. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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jjjjjj j A very good film that is entertaining and engaging throughout. The environment and feel of the film are great and the plot is fairly interesting. The plot get s a bit confusing at the end and could probably be more engaging but that being said this film is a great watch. I would not consider this to be a film that relies on jump scares but instead one that creates fear through story and environment. I highly recommend this film to anyone that enjoys horror and does not mind having to read subtitles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Something will always go wrong if you bring out the insecurities of your best friend. Why is the Whispering Corridors series are getting more lesbian and lesbian? I prefer watching part 1. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member DVDn kannessa 'jokaisen kauhuleffojen fanin on nähtävä tämä'. LOL!!! Aika puuduttava oli. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A very forgettable movie. It's one of those movies where I was sitting there watching it, full attention, and yet I still can't really remember much about it. Basically, there's a staircase outside of a girls' dorm that grants wishes if a 29th step appears on your way up. So girls make wishes and one girl ends up dead. This leads to one of the girls becoming a lunatic and a ghost haunting the school. There are some really cool shots and a creepy moment with a corpse covered with clay and maggots. The last half hour is entertaining with the psychotic girl chasing another to kill her. Both are haunted by the same ghost girl who is basically just another asian ghost you see in all of these movies. It's not scary and it stopped being scary years ago when it was overexposed. There's a subplot about girls competing for a ballet competition, but it's mostly uninteresting. I can't say a lot of bad, yet I can't say a lot of good. I can't say much of anything because the movie was in and out of my brain too quick for it to leave any lasting impact. Maybe that's the harshest criticism of all though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A friendly movie not for friendly people... I just love this movie!!!... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow. Too slow. Cliche too. Most of the horror begins past the one hour mark, but when it does, it's mediocre typical korean horror complete with your long haired pale dead lady. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Jin-seong (Song Ji-hyo) is a boarding school student and aspiring ballerina who desperately wants to get into a world-renowned arts academy. To improve her chances, she takes advantage of a local school legend: If a student walks up the dormitory staircase and counts all 28 steps, a 29th step will appear -- and a spirit will grant her a wish. But, when her friend suffers a horrible accident, Jin-seong realizes too late that she doesn't have control over how her wishes get fulfilled.
Director
Yun Jae-yeon
Screenwriter
Lee So-yeong
Production Co
CINE2000
Rating
R (Violent and Disturbing Images)
Genre
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Korean
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 13, 2015
Runtime
1h 37m
Sound Mix
Dolby SRD