Silence Of The Lambs Horror House For Sale

Silence Of The Lambs Horror House For Sale

The house belonging to the serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence Of The Lambs is on sale for anyone brave enough to buy it.

The property in Pennsylvania was the residence of the psychopath, played by Ted Levine, who bred insects and made a suit out of human skin.

It is on the market for $300,000 (£191,000).

The 1991 film is about how young FBI trainee Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, works to track down the killer with the help of psychotic cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins.

It won five Oscars, including best picture, and Foster and Hopkins took home the best actress and best actor awards.

In the film, the three-storey Victorian is spooky and moth-ridden with a dungeon where Buffalo Bill keeps the young women he abducts. He harvests the moths to place in the throats of his dead victims.

It is also the scene of a dramatic showdown between Starling and Buffalo Bill.

In contrast to the fictional home, the house is bright and cheery with flowery wallpaper and a swimming pool, and lacks a dungeon.

It belongs to Scott and Barbara Lloyd who put it on the market after buying it nearly four decades ago, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. They were married in the home's foyer.

A location scout knocked on the couple's door out of the blue and they agreed to allow filming, they told the newspaper. It took production crews six weeks to prepare it for shooting.

The Lloyds, who have a framed promotional poster for the movie in their home office, told the Tribune-Review they wanted to downsize.