We are constantly looking for new and different films when it comes to bringing you the best in genre entertainment. Short films are often where you find the most exciting new filmmakers taking chances, yet most audiences don’t seek them out. With that in mind, we will be showcasing a short film each week in an effort to give a signal boost to shorts we enjoy.
As you might have been able to tell by some of the films I’ve picked for this series since it started in October, I have a weakness for splatter comedies. The most overt of the films in the subgenre featured to this point has been DEATH METAL, but now we have the inspired gore and laughs of BAD GUY #2. Perhaps not surprisingly, both films are written and directed by Chris McInroy.
Taking the clichés of the generic “big bad” and his disposable henchmen to the extreme, McInroy mines the aspirations and angst of the titular extra (Kirk C. Johnson) as he rises in the ranks of a criminal organization due to the homicidal anger of his boss (David Maldonado). Impressive gore, clever deconstruction of genre tropes, and silly throwaway gags make this a fast, super-fun, and very bloody ten minutes.
It probably goes without saying, but this film is NSFW:
–Matt Wedge (@MovieNerdMatt)