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.
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.