Thankfully, Buffalo Bill’s lair from the 1991 flick is not so creepy in person.
Horror movie buffs, take note: Hitting the market in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, is a Victorian-style home portrayed as the fictional residence of serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. The 1991 Academy Award–winning film starred Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee tasked with tracking down the suspect, played by Ted Levine. While professional stylists transformed the home into an eerie backdrop for the movie, today, thankfully, the place is much more inviting—and it even comes with a vintage train caboose in the backyard.
The home’s current owner purchased it in 2016 from a local couple who had owned the rural property for decades. Reportedly, a producer for the movie found the home while scouting locations in the Pittsburg area, later negotiating the property’s now-famous role in the movie. While some interior and exterior shots were filmed on site, others—including the infamous basement scenes—were mostly filmed on a custom set back in the city. The home does come with a full basement, but don’t worry: There’s no subterranean rock well or dungeon.
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