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Wishing Stairs (2003)

여고괴담 세번째 이야기 - 여우계단, Whispering Corridors 3, The Ghost Story of Girls' High 3

genre: Horror, Thriller, Juvenile, School
country: South Korea
Along a wooded path to the school dormitory is a stairway with 28 steps. The stairs are referred to as the Wishing Stairs, because a fox's spirit in the stairs will grant wishes. If someone wishes with all of her heart as she climbs the stairs, a 29th stair will appear and a wish will be granted. However, the students who climb the stairs are not aware that the wishes granted by the fox return as terrible curses...
So-hee and Jin-sung study in the dance department and are best friends. However, So-hee's natural talent at ballet always relegates the hard-working Jin-sung to being second best. Jin-sung's heart leaps when she sees a notice for a Seoul ballet competition for which her school will choose one representative. Soon thereafter, however, she overhears her teachers discussing ways to send So-hee as the school's representative, and without realizing it she finds herself drawn to the Wishing Stairs.

So-hee, who has won the school auditions even though a piece of glass is placed inside her toe shoes, goes in search of Jin-sung. The two of them argue and grow angry. In the midst of their fighting, So-hee falls and tumbles down the stairs. Meanwhile, an overweight art major named Hae-ju who admires the pretty So-hee is the target of many students' ridicule. In the end, Hae-ju suffers from a huge embarrassment in front of many students, and she goes to climb the stairs.

Competing in place of the injured So-hee, Jin-sung wins first prize at the Seoul ballet competition. One night So-hee, who Jin-sung believes was in the hospital, comes to see Jin-sung by climbing through the window of her room in the dormitory. So-hee confesses that she wished to the stairs that she could always be together with Jin-sung. Jin-sung is only sorry for what has happened to So-hee. The following day, she learns that So-hee had already died the previous night before the visit, and she falls into shock. Meanwhile, the formerly overweight Hae-ju becomes ever thinner, and the curses formed by the wishes of the children bring death to the school.
Legend has it, if you climb the 28 stairs leading to the school dormitory and count each step aloud, a 29th step will appear and a spirit will grant you a wish. But be careful what you wish for; some wishes were never meant to be granted.

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Duration: 97mins
Released: Aug 1, 2003

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Production: Cine2000
Distribution: Cinema Service
Investment: Cine2000

Format: 35mm Film
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
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