Wishing Stairs

This is the third story in the “Whispering Corridors” trilogy, which also featured Memento Mori and Whispering Corridors. To be honest, aside from the films being linked through evil and ghosts and the fact that they all occur in schools, they really aren’t all that linked. In Wishing Stairs, a dance school is the location and a school legend exists stating that if you count each stair aloud as you go up (there are 28 stairs) a magic 29 th stair will appear and grant you a wish. A wish that is pure of heart will be greatly rewarded, but one that is malicious and full of nothing but self gain will unleash serious consequences. When one of the dancers decides to wish for a role in the school play over a close friend, nothing good comes of it. People start dying, a good number of them actually. Is there a way to put a stop to all the death and looming evil? Can they maybe just wish it away? The 29 th stair doesn’t appear for everyone and has too much bad karma already been released? The film is direct by Yun Jae-yeon, one of the few Korean women that direct horror films. Stylistically, it is as creepy as any “J-horror” film you will see. Like most films from this section of the world, the film is dark and heavily suspense oriented as opposed to American and Italian films with tons of gore. If you miss the good old days of actually seeing a “ghost” movie, this is a good one to check out. The East still do good old fashion “scary” movies. Features include a making of, a sketchbook and promotional material section. (Tartan Video, 8322 Beverly Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048) (DVD) – Myk

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