Potential buyers can party as if they were Buffalo Bill, and it was 1991. The house from the iconic thriller The Silence of the Lambs is now for sale. Perfect for horror buffs, the house is on the market for $298,500.
“Most of America has seen this house but now you have a chance to buy it,” say the real-estate agents called the Sisters, in a video tour.
The Silence of the Lambs stars Jodi Foster as FBI agent Clarice Starling. She consults with an imprisoned serial killer and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter on a case. A serial killer Buffalo Bill has been stalking and abducting young women, holding them in the basement of his home.
The house sits on 1.7 acres of land
The house is a Queen Anne-style home that sits on 1.7 acres of land. It has four bedrooms and is also located in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania. The property has train tracks that featured during one of the film’s scenes. The house’s foyer has changed little in the years since the film. It still has the same trim and hardwood floors. Additionally, the dining room remains the same as well. In the film, Clarice confronts Buffalo Bill in that room.
However, fans may be disappointed to find there’s no hole with a well and basket in the basement. In the film, Buffalo Bill held his victims in a dugged out well. The studio filmed those scenes on a sound stage instead of at the residence. The basement does include brick-lined cold cellar though.
Besides being a location for the film, the house also served an important role in the town’s history. The house’s garage once served as the town’s post office and train stage.
The house was previously on the market in 2016. According to Yahoo News, animal rights group PETA wanted to buy the house back then and turn it into an “empathy museum.” At this proposed museum, visitors could wear the skin of mistreated animals. Whether the organization is still interested in the house is unclear.
[H/T: New York Post]