Exciting! Tristan Risk is stepping behind the camera to direct her very first short film, and we gotta say, it looks absolutely charming - in a horror sort of way. Parlour Tricks, as its titled, will playfully jump between morbid spiritual horror and belly grasping comedy. Just from our initial impression (review to follow soon), its a successful mash up reminiscent of both The Addams Family and Evil Dead. Keep an eye for news on the festival run schedule, but in the mean time, peep the official presser below.
COMEDY HORROR MAGIC...
We are thrilled to announce that House of Hiss, in partnership with Bad Cookie Pictures has finished post production on Parlour Tricks, a new horror-comedy short from the wacky mind of Tristan Risk. Risk, well known on the horror scene from American Mary, Frankenstein Created Bikers, Aliens Ate My Homework, Ayla, and ABC’s of Death 2.
Set in the 1920’s, Parlour Tricks follows a family who summon an unexpected guest during an unusual seance.
The film stars several well known Vancouver performers such as Gidget Gravedigger (Caravan of Creeps, Dark Entries podcast, Abracadaver
Cabaret), Emma Eldritch( Abracadaver Cabaret, Dark Entries podcast, Osculum Infame), Tyler Nichols (Howard Lovecraft and the undersea kingdom, 28 Geeks Later), and Sean Covernton (Princess Blasteroid, The Basketball Game, Trick or Treat:The Halloween Party)
Also behind the camera, Cinematographer and Editor Jordan Barnes-Crouse (Extra-Ordinary Amy, Ghost Can, The Sleep of Endymion) and Producer/Production Designer Topher Graham (The Man in the Rabbit Mask, Punks Vs. Lizards, Madre De Dios) with additional support from Selena Raskin, Ben Gammound, and Burns the Dragon.
The film will feature an original score by Kris Wood (Blackberry Wood) and the poster was created by Sean Covernton. Parlour Tricks will be making its festival run this year, you can follow news and updates on the facebookpage:
or through Bad Cookie Pictures at