Director Tristan Risk answers our call for more horror comedy with ‘Parlour Tricks’

Gather ‘round, don’t break the circle, and and brace yourselves for a new horror comedy short that’s currently in post-production and soon to make its way through the film festival circuit.

Multi-talented and unstoppable Tristan Risk (American Mary, Frankenstein Created Bikers, Aliens ate my homework, Ayla, and ABC’s of Death 2) makes her director’s debut with Parlour Tricks, produced by House of Hiss in partnership with Bad Cookie Pictures.


The horror comedy short, set in the 1920s, follows a family who experiences a rather odd seance that summons and unexpected and potentially unwanted guest.

What else do we know about Parlour Tricks?

The film features a power team straight out of Vancouver with starring roles including performers Gidget Gravedigger (Caravan of Creeps, Dark Entries Podcast, Abracadaver Cabaret), Emma Eldritch (Abracadaver Cabaret, Dark Entries Podcast, Osculum Infame), Tyler Nicol (Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom, 28 Geeks Later), and Sean Covernton (Princess Blasteroid, The Basketball Game, Trick or Treat: The Halloween Party).

With additional support from Selena Raskin, Ben Gammound, and Burns the Dragon, Parlour Tricks is produced and designed by Topher Graham (The Man in the Rabbit Mask, Punks Vs. Lizards, Madre De Dios) with filmwork by Jordan Barnes-Crouse (Extra-Ordinary Amy, Ghost Can, The Sleep of Endymion) set to scoring by Chase Horseman (La Quinceanera, El Gigante).

While uncertain of when the film will make its release to the public following its festival appearances, we do have a first look through newly released images.

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Need more ‘Risk’ while you wait for this parlour of tricks? Check out Ayla, starring Tristan Risk, which just hit VOD!

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