The house where the “Buffalo Bill” serial female skinner from Silence of the lambs sequestrates its 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 horror cellar. Located in Perryopolis, in the great suburbs of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania),
this house of 216 m2 built in 1910 retained most of the interior design seen in Jonathan Demme’s five-Oscar feature film, although the wallpaper is slightly different.
Sold five years ago for 195,000 dollars, it has just been bought back 290,000 dollars by a film designer, Chris Rowan, who wants to make it a tourist spot, with the possibility, later this year, of renting a room, has indicated his spokesperson. Guests staying in the house will be able to tour it, including the cellar in which Jame Gumb, aka Buffalo Bill, holds the women he kidnaps, and where plans have been made for Thesilenceofthelambs, released in 1991.
Video tour on YouTube
The new owner of the house, who specializes in decorating movie sets, plans to recreate Buffalo Bill’s sordid studio, 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.
Berkshire Hathaway real estate agent Eileen Allan, who confirmed she sold the property to Chris Rowan, posted on YouTube a filmed tour of the house.