Wishing Stairs (2004)

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Wishing Stairs Videos

Wishing Stairs Photos

Movie Info

South Korean filmmaker Yun Jae-yeon directs the thriller Yeogo Goedam 3: Yeowoo Gyedan (Wishing Stairs), the third in a series of horrific tales set in all-girl schools (the other two being Whispering Corridors and Memento Mori). The story involves several teenage ballet students at a remote boarding school for fine arts. The staircase leading up to their dormitory has 28 stairs. Supposedly, a certain spirit will grant your wish if the 29th step appears. Wealthy and outgoing Kim So-heui (Park Han-byeol) is best friends with the more reserved Yun Jin-seong (Song Ji-hyo). Right before an important competition, someone puts glass shards into So-heui's ballet shoes and she later dies. After that, many other frightening events start to happen at the school. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Tartan Films

Watch it now

Cast

Critic Reviews for Wishing Stairs

All Critics (2)

...an incoherent ordeal.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Wishing Stairs is wishy-washy. It flounders its fear and confuses ephemeral with evil.

Full Review… | August 22, 2005
DVDTalk.com

While not as dramatically robust as predecessor Memento Mori, this film is less heavy on emotions and plays better with the story's horror-centric side.

Full Review… | June 26, 2009
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Quote not available.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
JackassCritics.com

Audience Reviews for Wishing Stairs

Not Creepy but entertaining.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Wishing Stairs, the third in the Whispering Corridors (or Ghost School) series, is the one I had the hardest time with. Maybe I've been spoiled by the excellent three other films, but I just couldn't get into this one so much. Unlike Memento Mori or The Voice, this is more of a standard horror film and the characterization is a little weak. For example, the 'ghost' in this film becomes quite malevolent and does some questionable things because they seem so out of character given what has come before. Yoon Jae-Yeon is clearly aiming for pathos here but it feels undeserved, and the 'wishing stairs' device itself is just that. The climax is a looong time coming too; the pace here is virtually unremittingly slow, and it's another 'girl with long black hair' film complete with Ringu like odd movements. It is however, beautiful to look at and has some successful shocks. As a standalone film I may have liked it more, but in comparison to others in the series it falls short.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

think whispering corridors part ll...thought the movie was effective for its genre...jut not as strong as 'wc'..still worth a watch

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

Wishing Stairs Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Wishing Stairs on our Movie forum!

News & Features