The house, where the serial killer “Buffalo Bill” from “Silence of the Lambs” sequesters his victims and which was used in the filming of several scenes of the film, will soon offer rooms for rent, with a visit to the premises and the famous cellar of the horror.
Located in Perryopolis, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this 216m2 mansion built in 1910 has retained most of the interior design seen in Jonathan Demme’s five-Oscar feature, even though the wallpaper is slightly different.
Sold five years ago for 195,000 dollars, it has just been bought for 290,000 dollars by a film designer, Chris Rowan, who wants to turn it into a tourist spot, with the possibility, later this year, of renting a room, his spokesperson told AFP.
Guests staying in the house will be able to tour it, including the cellar in which Jame Gumb, aka Buffalo Bill, sequesters the women he kidnaps, and where plans were made for “The Silence of the Lambs,” released in 1991. .
The new owner, who specializes in decorating movie sets, plans to recreate Buffalo Bill’s sordid workshop, and build a replica of the well in which Jame Gumb leaves his victims.
This well does not exist in the current house and the corresponding scenes in the film were shot in the studio.