House of 'Silence of the Lambs' Killer Finally Sells for $195,000
The on-screen home of Silence of the Lambs killer Buffalo Bill has finally sold after sitting on the market nearly a year.
Originally listed for $300,000, the three-story Victorian had been listed since August by Scott and Barbara Lloyd, who'd owned the home since 1976.
Nonetheless, Wilk said "the Lloyds felt that the home was special and that the movie may have improved its value,” Wilk said.
Wilk said the new owner was drawn to the house because of the role it played in the tense final scene of the gruesome 1991 thriller.
In the film's climax, FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodi Foster, walks through the house searching for the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Filmmakers spent 10 weeks shooting there.
The filmmakers masterfully transformed the charming home into a house of horrors.
The exterior of the house, which was built in 1910, hasn't changed since the movie was released in 1991.
However, the interior was painted a sickening shade of green just for the shoot. It has since been repainted save for a little, which the Lloyd's saved for "posterity."
The couple chose to sell the big house when they decided to downsize and move to a ranch home nearby when they retired.