On-Screen Home of Fictional Killer Continues to Sit on the Market
The fictional home of equally fictional but brutal serial killer "Buffalo Bill" in the movie Silence of the Lambs is up for sale by its current owners -- but no one is biting.
Perhaps some think the house contains violent energy: after all, Ted Levine's memorable character was a monstrous killer who kidnapped and held his victims in his basement before murdering and skinning them.
Or perhaps it is only that the house is somewhat remotely located and has only one bathroom for the inhabitants of its four bedrooms to share.
The home does not come equipped with a murder dungeon -- those scenes were shot on a soundstage. (We're guessing the no-murder-dungeon stipulation is a pretty good business model.) It does however have those four bedrooms, plus the foyer and dining room featured in the Hopkins-Foster blockbuster; and it is located in the quiet, pleasant neighborhood of Perryopolis, just an hour southeast of Pittsburgh.
The sellers, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, did add some positive vibes to the home in their 38 years there: they were married in the foyer on 13 February 1977, and later raised a son, who, we're inclined to assure you, turned out just fine.
But that's not enough for potential buyers, of which there have been very few since the Lloyds listed the home last summer. Scott says the listing has attracted lots who are simply curious to see the infamous house, but no real serious seekers.
The list price has been lowered from the original asking price of $300,000 to $250,000.