A seance yields some calamitous results when squabbling family members are over-eager to produce a will.

Parlour Tricks was a co-production between Bad Cookie Pictures and House of Hiss. The directorial debut of Tristan Risk (American Mary, Frankenstein Created Bikers) Parlour Tricks is one of our first forays into horror comedy. With Chris "Topher" Graham taking on producing duties and many other frequent Bad Cookies jumping on board to help, this short is sure to both fright and delight.


Previous Screenings

Opener for Amazon Hotbox (Various Locations)

East Van Halloween Showcase (Vancouver, BC)

Bloody Mary Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario)

PDXtreme Film Fest (Portland, Oregon)

Vancouver Badass Film Festival (Vancouver, BC) Nominee - Best Local Short Film




"Parlour Tricks employs a vibe akin to The Addams Family and The Munsters, with wink-winks and nudge-nudges at the audience"


"Quirky, quaint, clever, and with an ever-present wink of mischief, this is the sort of short that leaves you longing for more."

Starburst Magazine

"Parlour Tricks is short, but complete. Given most films of this length feel more like trailers for longer releases, it was nice to see a narrative that features a proper beginning, middle, and end."

Thirteenth Floor