The house from the 1991 thriller “Silence of the Lambs” is now a rental property.
Owner Chris Rowan, a film industry art director and prop stylist, bought the three-story Princess Anne Victorian home in Perryopolis, Fayette County, in October 2020.
Most people likely would not like to stay overnight there alone. All of the rates for renting the house are for multiple people – no single-person rates are listed.
If you are looking for a scary place to spend Halloween 2021, this is it – In the movie, it was the home of Buffalo Bill, a serial killer who murders women then uses their skin to make himself a woman suit.
Halloween this year is on Sunday, Oct. 31.
To stay at the house on Friday, Oct. 29, will cost you $2,495 for you and up to seven friends.
To stay there on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 the fee is $3,495 for up to eight people.
For other dates, the rates start at $595 a night for a group of up to four people.
Here’s the good news – only one party at a time may stay there so you won’t have to worry about strangers or visitors – only things that go bump in the night.
The house, built in 1901, is on a private, two-acre lot. The property has 24-hour outside video surveillance. It is about 30 miles from Pittsburgh.
The house was featured in the finale of “The Silence of the Lambs” when FBI Agent Clarice Starling had a showdown with serial killer Buffalo Bill, portrayed by actor Ted Levine.
According to the website, “The home still features many attributes that have remained unchanged since filming took place 30 years ago.”
According to The Washington Post, the house is filled with paraphernalia from the movie “including the life-size, animatronic Hannibal Lecter figure that greets visitors in the entryway with Hannibalisms such as, ‘I’m having an old friend for dinner.’
Images of the sinister death’s-head hawkmoths that Buffalo Bill stuffed into his victims’ throats are ubiquitous in the house, and they appear in unlikely places, including the bedding in the four second-floor bedrooms.”
When the house was for sale last year, the realtor said the house is “along the Youghiogheny River. Original hardwood floors, woodwork, light fixtures, pocket doors, fireplaces and wallpaper are in pristine condition, dating back to 1910 when the home was built.
Recent improvements include reflooring the wrap-around porch and gazebo, a rose bed garden and fountain were added at the front, refinished hardwood floors in attic, new hot water tank, well pump and UV filter.
Once the Layton Station General Store, the oversized 3 car detached garage has endless possibilities. As does the vintage caboose that sits next to the built-in pool, with new filter and ceramic tile pool deck. With everything the home offers and ties to the classic horror film. This ionic property would make for an amazing Airbnb!”
According to the Post, there also is a book in the dining room you may want to peruse – the cookbook “Feeding Hannibal: A…