Fangs God It’s Friday: Charles Bromley

For this week’s Fangs God It’s Friday, I offer you one of the most evil vampires to ever grace the silver screen. Sam Neill plays Charles Bromley, a bloodsucker who cashes in on the vampire apocalypse in the 2009 film Daybreakers. This vicious corporate leader makes a killing (yes, pun intended) in dealing human blood to a predominately vampire population. Yep, it’s the end of the world as we know it, and this world is on the verge of ending all over again. The reason is that human blood is in short supply.

Sam Neill as vampire CEO who makes his money in selling human blood to a predominately undead population in the film Daybreakers

The film gives us so many reasons to despise Bromley. Not only does he reduce what little humanity is left to cattle. He has his soldiers hunt down his still-human daughter and forces vampirism onto her. Then he has his daughter cast into sunlight to burn to death. On top of all that, when he’s finally handed a way to cure the epidemic, he wants to keep everyone a vampire and use the cure to replenish his herd of humans. To Neill’s credit, he played this part to the hilt. You can’t help but loathe him. Just watching him play Bromley makes you feel dirty.

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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