A night to remember

Would you stay in Buffalo Bill’s house from Silence of the Lambs?
By Ella Joyce | Film+TV | 3 September 2021

Still, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ 1991 directed by Jonathan Demme

For the first time ever, Buffalo Bill’s house from the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs is now open for vacation stays. Located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the Victorian property has remained largely untouched since its appearance in the five-time Academy Award-winning movie, making for a scarily accurate step back into the fictional serial killer’s lair.

Homeowner Chris Rowan purchased the property with the intention of creating a horror movie fanatic’s dream destination, and as one of the most iconic film locations, there is no better space than this 1910 four-bed. The private rental policy allows for a fully immersive experience as groups of guests have the property exclusively to themselves for their stay – being completely alone when stepping over the threshold is something no one ever returned from in the movie.

Rooms are named after main characters such as the ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Clarice’ rooms, ‘The Buffalo Bill’ is of course the main suite. Framed articles telling of Ted Levine’s character’s ‘accomplishments’ adorn the walls, while Q Lazzarus’ infamous Goodbye Horses leads you to the terrifying basement experience which allows visitors to see through Bill’s eyes in night vision goggles – kimonos are provided reminiscent of Bill’s infamous costume.

So, if you want to ring the same doorbell that brought Clarice face to face with Buffalo Bill, here’s your chance.

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