‘Silence of the Lambs’ house for sale just in time for Halloween

“I’m having an old friend for dinner.”

It’s the ultimate real estate listing for fans of creepy movie houses — the home of Buffalo Bill from the 1991 hit film “Silence of the Lambs.”

The 140-year-old house has plenty of other history, too. Its garage served as the general store, post office and train station in 1880 in its Pennsylvania town.

“This 3-story Princess Anne Victorian located in Perryopolis was the home of Buffalo Bill in the film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and is situated on 1.76 acres of level land along the Youghiogheny River,” the listing reads. “Original hardwood floors, woodwork, light fixtures, pocket doors, fireplaces and wallpaper are in pristine condition, dating back to 1910 when the home was built. Recent improvements include reflooring the wrap-around porch and gazebo, a rose bed garden and fountain were added at the front, refinished hardwood floors in attic, new hot water tank, well pump and UV filter. “

The house is listed for $298,500.

Fans will recognize the original foyer details that were seen in the movie when Clarice confronts Buffalo Bill. The basement, though creepy in it’s own right, does not actually feature a well.

For those not in the market for a house but in the mood for a road trip, the house is located at 8 Circle Street in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

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Buffalo Bill’s ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ House Is Up For Sale


  • The Pennsylvania house where Buffalo Bill lived in the movie “The Silence of the Lambs” is up for sale
  • The iconic house is priced at $298,500 and comes with a lot of features
  • “The Silence of the Lambs” received universal acclaim and won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture

“The Silence of the Lambs” is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and continues to enthrall people with its engaging storyline 29 years after its release. The iconic house where the film’s antagonist, serial killer Buffalo Bill, lived is now up for sale in Pennsylvania.

According to a listing on Realtor.com, the house is available for $298,500 and sits on 1.76 acres of land along the Youghiogheny River. The description said people can get a “rare opportunity” of owning a property featured in an Academy Award-winning film.

The property is a three-story building located in Perryopolis, an hour outside of Pittsburgh, and still has many of its original features like hardwood floors, woodwork, light fixtures, pocket doors, fireplaces and wallpaper. The house was originally built in 1910.

Along with four bedrooms and 1 bathroom, the house also has a swimming pool, a rose bed garden and a garage.

“With everything the home offers AND ties to the classic horror film… This ionic property would make for an amazing Airbnb!” the description read.

Speaking about the house, the realtors shared that people always ask about “the hole” in the basement, Vulture reported.

“Everybody always asks, ‘Is there really the hole in the basement?’” the realtors said. “You’re going to have to come down and see!”

In the movie, the house featured a hole where Bill (Ted Levine) used to keep his victims before killing them and removing their skin.

“The Silence of the Lambs” tells the story of Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), a young woman who is completing her FBI training. Starling is pulled from her training and is assigned to ascertain the details about a serial killer named Buffalo Bill from an incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer named Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).

The movie received universal acclaim and won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Hopkins received the Oscar for Best Actor for his 16-minute role in the movie, while Foster won the Best Actress accolade. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme went home with the Best Director trophy.

The movie earned more than $270 million globally and currently holds a rating of 8.6 on IMDb. It also has a score of 96% on review site Rotten Tomatoes. 

Silence of the Lambs House for Sale The home that serial killer Buffalo Bill used in the film “The Silence of the Lambs” is for sale. Photo: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty

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White House Silence on Trump’s Health Fuels Wild Rumors and Worry Among DC Diplomats

Foreign diplomats are scrambling to figure out how the iconoclastic American President will cope with his COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization, chasing rumors from the ridiculous — that he might somehow put his daughter in charge — to darker fears that U.S. adversaries like Iran or China might take advantage of this turbulent moment.

a man standing on top of a grass covered field: Members of the U.S. Secret Service wear protective masks as Marine One, with U.S. President Donald Trump on board, departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2020.

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Members of the U.S. Secret Service wear protective masks as Marine One, with U.S. President Donald Trump on board, departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2020.

Trump’s hours-long silence after tweeting his positive diagnosis early Friday morning fed rumor and disinformation, foreign officials and Republican advisors both say. For several hours on Friday, a White House defined by Trump as its master, if not sole communicator, seemed frozen and slow to respond to queries even from Trump’s inner circle, the two GOP advisors say.

Video of Trump walking to Marine One to fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and his tweeted video message to well-wishers may reassure some, but his pale demeanor and infamously rocky relationship with the truth has laid the groundwork for skepticism toward the White House claims late Friday that the President was “fatigued” and only being moved to the hospital for “tests.” That language mirrors official statements from the British government when Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital for “routine tests” as a “precautionary measure” before later admitting to the British public that he nearly died.

The President’s “loose association with the truth isn’t just a domestic problem, clearly it’s a huge foreign national security problem,” one of the GOP advisors says. “People just don’t trust this Administration.” The advisor said she was met with ominous silence when asking for talking points, when someone like Vice President Mike Pence should have been “giving full-throated updates” throughout the day.

The second advisor, who was waiting for his own test results and quarantining because he recently met with the President, was also frustrated that the Administration went so quiet. While he says it was helpful that Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released statements that they are both healthy, signaling continuity of government, for several hours on Friday morning, the White House was not providing Trump’s campaign surrogates with talking points to help reassure Americans or foreign allies. In the information void, he says the rumors and disinformation were running rampant: One ambassador from a very sophisticated country actually said, ‘Is there any way Trump could finagle his daughter to be President?’”

As world leaders like Jordan’s King Abdullah tweeted their good wishes for the President and First Lady Melania’s recovery, their representatives in Washington spent Friday glued to news coverage to glean the most up-to-date information. Some resourceful nations sent direct missives to the West Wing, as a roundabout way to make polite contact with a White House gone mostly mum.

Three current diplomats in Washington downplayed the lack of communication, saying they hadn’t

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