Buffalo Bill’s skinning house is available to buy. The dwelling used in the 1991 classic "The Silence Of The Lambs," a four-bedroom, one-bathroom Victorian property in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, has hit the market for $300,000.
“What a naughty boy he is…”
Bill (Ted Levine), a serial killer who dresses up in women’s skin, is downed at the house in the climax of the thriller, shot by FBI rookie Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster).
“It rubs the lotion on its skin…”
The picture won a hatful of Oscars, including Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, who played incarcerated psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, and is widely regarded as one of the best films of the decade.
Speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, who own the house, said the shoot involved six weeks of preparation, followed by three days filming.
“Enthrall me with your acumen…”
"They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through," said Barbara Lloyd. "They wanted it to look like a spider web, with Buffalo Bill drawing Jodie Foster into the foyer, into the kitchen, then into the basement."
“You use Evian skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today…”
Unfortunately, the iconic basement with well, basket and fingernails is not part of the deal. That scene was shot on a soundstage in Hollywood.
“Oh, and Senator, just one more thing…”