This Gory Comedy Explains Why Evil Henchmen Hate Getting Promoted

After the latest takedown by a costumed crimefighter, a crime boss kills his right-hand man and promotes a lowly henchman to Bad Guy #2. But in this splatter-filled comedy, a promotion isn’t necessarily a good thing. In fact, it can be downright dangerous.

NSFW for language and gore.

Chris McInroy wrote, directed, and edited Bad Guy #2, and he and his team are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their next carnage-filled short film, Death Metal, about a very special guitar that comes with a very specific set of rules. In the mean time, enjoy the bloody practical effects of this short film.

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ComradeDread

But in this splatter-filled comedy, a promotion isn’t necessarily a good thing. In fact, it can be downright dangerous.

I think that’s pretty true of henchmen in general depending on the guy you go to work for.

Being number two for your standard evil businessman doesn’t seem like it would be all that bad. You get wealth, good cars, power, fine food, good vacation spots in exchange for taking the fall when the time comes. So long as you’re competent and loyal, you probably won’t be killed by your boss.

Being number two for Darth Vader, you’re probably going to die, unless you’re highly competent.

Being a lieutenant for, say, the Joker, on the other hand… well… I’ll never understand how the Clown attracts new talent to work for/with him.