‘Silence of the Lambs’ house is available for rent for a spooky stay
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to face your fears and embrace the spooky season. For some people, that might mean visiting a haunted drive-thru or spending the day in a pumpkin patch with your team of ghouls. These are all traditional haunts, but horror movie fans can take the spirit of the season a step further by spending the night in the original. Thesilenceofthelambs to house. That’s right, the house used as Buffalo Bill’s home in the iconic horror film is now available for rent to anyone brave enough to enter – and it’s the ultimate Halloween vacation.
When you book a stay at Buffalo Bill’s house, you and up to seven of your friends will have access to the four bedroom house that was used as the actual filming location. The Perryopolis, PA home is now owned by Chris Rowan, art director, prop stylist, and horror movie lover. Rowan bought the house from Buffalo Bill in the hopes of someday making it a “movie destination” for Thesilenceofthelambs fans and has plans for some Guided tours of Buffalo Bill’s house in 2022 for all those who want to visit the house, but are too afraid to stay there.
If you want to stay there, get ready for an unforgettable experience. Similar to the Scream house, which is currently available for rent through Airbnb, Buffalo Bill’s house will make any guest feel like they’ve stepped into and been a part of the movie. The interior has many nods to Thesilenceofthelambs like Buffalo Bill-inspired newspaper clippings and throw pillows, so don’t hesitate to schedule an Insta-worthy photoshoot during your stay. You can take a selfie with Hannibal Lecter’s life-size replica in the corner or recreate the scene where Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) first meets Clarice (Jodie Foster) at the front door. To really fit in at home, dress like your favorite character and dance to Q Lazzarus’ “Goodbye Horses” like Bill did.
Don’t forget to explore the spooky basement downstairs. While there is no well, the odd room is filled with mannequins and a sewing machine to make you feel like Buffalo Bill is nearby. You can also find a skull sphinx on display in the dining room, and for fun there is a well-equipped game room with a pool table and arcade machines.
If you’re brave enough to stay where Buffalo Bill would keep its victims, rates start at $ 595 per night for four people, but prices vary depending on the time of year as well as how many people you’re bringing. A Halloween holiday for up to eight people will set you back around $ 2,195, which could be worth it for a unique Halloween that you will remember forever. Additionally, the house is currently offering 13% off stays with code 13OFFBILL through October 31st.
Keep in mind that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wait until you are fully vaccinated to travel, so this can give you a chance to plan the perfect Thesilenceofthelambs vacation in the future. As always, be sure to follow all local COVID-19 guidelines. Of course, while you’re in Pennsylvania you’ll want to take the opportunity to explore some of the other filming locations from the Thesilenceofthelambs film too.
The Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Museum in Pittsburgh was used as the location of the holding cell for Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Located just an hour from Perryopolis, this is where he ends up escaping. There is also the Apartments in Bradford Court in Pittsburgh, where Catherine Martin (Brooke Smith) is kidnapped by Buffalo Bill. In Homestead, PA, you will also be able to see the location of Moxley’s Drugs on 8th Avenue.
Although these are all fun pit stops that you can do on your own Thesilenceofthelambs tour, if you are looking for real life places, the Thesilenceofthelambs the house is located close to a few also. Buffalo Bill’s house is located very close to the spooky Layton tunnel. Legend says that if you walk through you might see a ghost or two. There is also the Providence Meeting House Cemetery, which was a Quaker meeting house at the time. If you’re a foodie, you can even figure out where to find delicious regional dishes like hoagies de Wawa and traditional cheesesteaks. You will be so full that you can leave the liver and beans off the menu.
The CDC recommends traveling only after being fully immunized and your vaccine has become fully effective. If you are not fully vaccinated and need to travel, consult CDC guidelines before booking. Check your destination vaccination and testing requirements Before leaving.