The third film in the Korean Whispering Corridors series, Wishing Stairs, likes its predecessors, is a tale of horror and haunting set in an all-girls boarding school. This entry, however, benefits from its female director, Jae-yeon Yun, who is able to bring an awareness of the challenges facing adolescent girls to the film. Best friends Kim So-hie and Yun Ji-seong both study ballet at exclusive girls school, but So-hie has the advantages of talent and a moneyed upbringing. Ji-seong hears a strange rumour about the 28 steps that lead up to the dormitory building; the story goes that if one wants something badly enough, a 29th stair will appear that can be wished upon. When Ji-seong observes an unpopular and unattractive classmate suddenly becomes a well-liked beauty, she is convinced this supernatural technique can help her become the head of the ballet class. But when she attempts it, little does she realise the horrible consequences for her friend So-hie and the other students at the school. Wishing Stairs is a low-key, gothic horror tale that focuses on its characters and exploring the difficulties facing adolescent girls.
Making Of Featurette, Director Sketchbook And Notes, Original Theatrical Trailers, Photo Gallery, Justin Bowyer Film Notes
Release Date: 23 January 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced