Silence of the Lambs Home Up for Sale

All yours for $300K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2015 4:11 PM CDT
Silence of the Lambs Home Up for Sale
It looks a little different now.   (

Got a taste for the macabre? The house that was used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs is up for sale. The production crew took six weeks to turn the three-story house into the squalid home of the killer played by Ted Levine. A film crew spent three days shooting in the foyer and dining room of the home near Perryopolis, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, both 63, were married in that foyer on Feb. 13, 1977, a couple of months after buying the house.

"It's rather bittersweet," Barbara Lloyd tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "We got married in this home, we raised our son in this home, but we are ready to move on." The Lloyds are asking $300,000 for the home, which also features an in-ground pool and a vintage caboose as pool house. For the record, the basement dungeon where Buffalo Bill kept one would-be victim, and where he was eventually killed, doesn't exist. Those scenes were shot on a sound stage. (More real estate stories.)

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