Nope, I do NOT mind waiting for the fresh popcorn.

Ten More Trailers to Keep You Awake- #2/10 – The Wishing Stairs (South Korea), 2003

NOTE: Yes, this is a re-print of an article originally published on 9/27/2012. Due to missing over a week of postings in late May (got kicked in the ass by pneumonia and the unexpected death of a good friend) things got pretty sparse here as everything else went out the window at the time …so I’m filling them in (and back-dating them for the days we were on the disabled list) in with cool stuff. Enjoy.

HORROR BOOM

 

Do you dare do climb the 29th step?  HELL NO!

…South Korean boarding schools for girls (especially those that focus on the arts) seem like wretched enough places already without having to deal with ghosts suddenly swooping down at you from the ceiling when you’re trying to sleep in a dark, spooky room,  or pale hands slipping out of nowhere to grasp your wrist or ankle in the middle of the night…

More skin-crawling Asian Horror- this time from South Korea.

 

I first saw this movie in Fall 2009, when it scared me so bad it actually kept me awake until I purposely watched the DVD extras to see interviews with the actresses to try to put things in perspective (just a movie…just a movie… ), got up and grabbed both our cats to sleep on the bed with me, and scooted as far over to…

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Ten More Trailers to Keep You Awake- #2/10 – The Wishing Stairs (South Korea), 2003

 

Do you dare do climb the 29th step?  HELL NO!

…South Korean boarding schools for girls (especially those that focus on the arts) seem like wretched enough places already without having to deal with ghosts suddenly swooping down at you from the ceiling when you’re trying to sleep in a dark, spooky room,  or pale hands slipping out of nowhere to grasp your wrist or ankle in the middle of the night…

More skin-crawling Asian Horror- this time from South Korea.

 

I first saw this movie in Fall 2009, when it scared me so bad it actually kept me awake until I purposely watched the DVD extras to see interviews with the actresses to try to put things in perspective (just a movie…just a movie… ), got up and grabbed both our cats to sleep on the bed with me, and scooted as far over to my husband’s side of the bed as I could without danger of injury.  I’m pretty sure that was probably the last time I watched anything from the South Korean Whispering Corridors series (this is #3, and probably the second-most frightening) after dark for quite some time. As I was writing this article, I realized to myself that the last time I watched any J-horror by myself after dark was around 2005 (and it may have been earlier than that). The last J-horror movie I remember watching after dark, period, was Uzakami (2000, AKA Spiral) in Summer 2008.  I have a piece written up on the movie and the equally nightmarish manga written up, but I want to flesh it out some first, and there’s no goddamned way I’m touching on the most frightening elements, including getting out my copies of the paperback to refresh my memory, and posting it at 3AM!

Here’s the unnerving trailer for The Wishing Stairs:

Do you dare to climb the 29th step?  No, as a matter of fact, I fucking don’t! What do you think I am, crazy?

I do highly recommend the movie, and as soon as I can find a HD version of the trailer I’ll post it.  South Korean boarding schools for girls (especially those that focus on the arts) look like wretched enough places already without having to deal with ghosts suddenly swooping down at you from the ceiling when you’re trying to sleep in a dark, spooky room,  or pale hands slipping out of nowhere to grasp your wrist or ankle in the middle of the night. I recall reading reports that yes, bullying is as bad as it is in this series. That’s abuse from the students and  some of the teachers.  I don’t know if things have improved in the last ten years, but when I did research, I’m genuinely sorry to report that I was assured the attempted suicide, and suicide rates were significant (and that’s without supernatural elements).

Feeling sleepy yet?

Ten MORE Trailers to Keep You Awake (The Sequel)! #1 – Ju-On (2002)

When I made the first list of Ten Trailers To Keep You Awake,  I held a few back. There’s a TON of scary-ass trailers out there. When searching for the right version to embed in my posts, I’d come across at least ten more frightening ones, knowing there was going to be a sequel to that little series. Funny thing–most of the horror trailers on this second go-round are Asian.

This Ju-On trailer (for the original 2002 theatrical release – first came two made-for-TV Ju-On movies) doesn’t have English subtitles. Doesn’t need them. Trust me. How the fuck anyone in Japan who saw this trailer was brave enough to go see the movie in the theater, I have no idea. My skin crawls even watching this in the daytime on my laptop, using the small You Tube viewer the size of an index card; not even half-screen, let alone full screen.

I even considered saving this for last, it’s so frightening …but hey, the week-end is coming up, who needs sleep, right?

wake uuu-uuup…