Bill Schnoebel’s Interview with an Ex Vampire

How does one become an ex-vampire exactly? That and more will be revealed in the film that had plans to shake the nation: Interview with an Ex Vampire. The ex-vampire in question here is Bill Schnoebelen, –and when you type his name into Google, it tries to finish it for you by adding the word “fraud”. Schnoebelen claims to have gone inside the secretive, “darkest of the darkest” parts of the occult subcultures, and somehow clawed his way out, then wrote several books on the subjects of Wicca, Mormonism, etc., and well… he doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say.

In the DVD, according to its website, there’s a ton of information that he managed to procure:

Forbidden Knowledge, Occult Rituals, Secret Priesthoods, Spells, Luciferian Initiation, Illuminism, Ceremonial Magick, Vampirism.

This was his world : Adept, Occultist, Satanic Priest, Black Magician, Vampire.
Lured into the occult with the quest for knowledge, this nine hour video chronicles the life of an adept in service to the darkest powers of planet earth until saved from a horrible fate.
Discover the preparation, initiation and the “bringing over” of the initiate into the world of vampirism.
(Note: This is about TRUE vampirism. Not just the kind of people who pretend to be vampires by
drinking blood ).
  • The other-worldly initiation by a being of immense power that claimed him for its own.
  • The reality of vampires and werewolves and the positions they hold in the dark world of the occult.
  • The secret priesthood that helped him survive.
  • The lust and hunger of the true vampire and how it destroys its victims.
  • And much, more more!
Also covering: the Illuminati, Satanism, Mormonism, Christianity, Roman Catholism, Freemasonry, plus more that will blow your SOCKS off, and keep you to the edge of your seat. If you have family connections to any of these groups, or are being affected by black magick, then this DVD series is a must-have!
Containing secret, first-hand information that has never before been revealed to the public.
Warning: This feature contains some descriptions of sexuality, and violence and is not suitable for younger viewers.

This is a true story. Produced and directed by Michael Relfe, interview by Stephanie Relfe B.Sc.”

Well. I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely suspicious about my being affected by black magick. I may have to investigate further, by watching all nine hours of the interview, and then reporting back to you with my findings. I’ll include in my two part feature; actual Q&A dialog quoted by Schnoebel and Relfe (trust me, this sounds too good to misquote), analysis on whether or not this guy is completely full of shit, and to top it all off: I’m doing it for FREE! That’s right guys, I’m working round the clock, for nine hours, to fill my brain full of evangelical evidence about vampires, Mormons, witches, Satanists, Catholics, Freemasons, and the Illuminati, –just for you, dear readers. And then you can decide whether or not Bill is bull, or speaking the gospel.

On a personal note, some of you may be aware that I do in fact have family ties to the Mormon religion, –no I am not one, –but I do want to know what this guy has to say about them. Not because I plan to denounce my family members, so much as I think it’d be fun to call them up and ask if they really chant around a fire in robes and monogrammed underwear.

So hang tight! On Wednesday, prepare yourself for Part 1 of Interview with an Ex Vampire! And tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the ‘Americanized’ ‘Let Me In’, –which is just a fun way to say “the American remake of Let the Right One In”. Have other people done this? Probably. Are any of them as brutally honest, or as cool as I am? Not a chance in hell.

By annimi

Ashley writes for,, and other sites in the Darksites Network. She's involved in several seedy and disreputable activities, smokes too much, and spends her late nights procrastinating for work on her first novel.


  1. Ex Vampire? Oh what a joke! I don’t think more than half of the population even know what we truly are! A creature exists as I am one of them,but not in the sense that we exist like so many believe in,and we sure werent called a “Vampire” until people started associating people who were not dead to be the creature that come back to drink the blood of the living,and then from there writers ran with it and thus the Vampire so many believe in was born.
    It would burst society’s bubble if they knew the truth about us and what we really are and I will also add that there is no way in hell or otherwise to change what we are let alone be an ex anything. Apparently someone was playing the role of the type of vampire many believe in until they didn’t want to be one any longer.
    So many people claim to be something they are not based on the facts of books and television(not to mention what they read on the net),and really…us true creatures don’t see any glamor in what we are,and if people only knew the truth,they wouldn’t either! These people who are obsessed with the early interpretation of a vampire,and claiming they are one, really need to get a real life!

    1. Personally, I think anyone that comes to a vampire website and claims to be a vampire needs to get a life. Unless you’re a sang or a psi I don’t want to hear the rambling.

  2. As a scholar of new religions with a focus that includes so-called “dark subcultures” as well as horror in popular culture, and a former part of the evangelical counter-cult community, I would encourage you to rethink this interview, or at least view it with a heavy dose of skepticism if not incredulity. As I wrote on my blog in response to an article in a Christian publication that quoted Schnoebel:

    “…Christianity Today approvingly quotes William Schnoebelen who shares his perspective as a former member “of a vampire sect.” According to new religions scholar Douglas Cowan, author of books on new religions as well as horror and popular culture, “Schnoebelen claims to have been a Wiccan High Priest, a Satanist High Priest, a Master Mason, an Old Order Catholic priest, a Temple Mormon, and teach of witchcraft, Qabalah, and ceremonial magick with over sixteen years experience.” However, Schnoebelen’s descriptions of these spiritual and religious pathways, not to mention his personal narrative of alleged involvement with them, raises serious questions as to whether he was a member of any of them. Regardless of the latter concern, in terms of the former he is certainly not a reliable source to be consulted on vampires in popular culture. Christianity Today would have been better served through bypassing Schnoebelen, and seeking more extensive comments from new religions and vampire scholar Gordon Melton, whose work is referenced earlier in the article, or young scholars of new religions and pop culture like Joseph Laycock, author of Vampires Today: The Truth of Modern Vampirism (Praeger, 2009).”

    Schnoebel is one of a handful of alleged former “ex” members of various groups that are considered exotic and push mainstream culture’s buttons. Unfortunately, a lot of disinformation comes through in the process of sharing his stories, and your readers would be better served by consulting other sources.

    1. John, thanks for the informed comment. We intend to cover Ex-vampire, but also an upcoming topic of some of the different vampire religions/philosophies. We’ll be in touch.

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  5. I want to thank everyone for their comments and interest. The first part of my coverage on the interview is out now, and if you’ve read any of it, it’s pretty clear that my take on the man’s dialog with this poor woman, is anything but wide-eyed awe.

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