PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. — The Pennsylvania house used in the movie “Silence of the Lambs” as fictitious psychopath Buffalo Bill’s residence will soon open its doors as a bed and breakfast.
The home in Perryopolis recently sold, and new owner Chris Rowan, an artist and prop stylist from New York, plans to renovate the space and turn it into a Buffalo Bill-themed bed and breakfast, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
The house is where FBI Agent Clarice Starling, portrayed by Jodie Foster, caught serial killer Buffalo Bill in the movie, which was released 30 years ago on Valentine’s Day.
“With my background as an art director and prop stylist, I plan to recreate the well, have it fabricated and installed,” he said. “I’m not going to dig into the earth, but I want to install something along the lines of the film and give fans a pretty unique photo opportunity.”
Rowan also will offer the space for events, weddings and film production.
There is a contest to see who will be the first to spend the night. The winner will be announced in March.
“The home really did maintain its aesthetics from the film itself,” Rowan said. “It’s not in the visually poor condition that Buffalo Bill kept it in, but all the places where he and Jodie Foster interacted are just the way you remember.”
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