In the least surprising news of all time, the owners of the house used in The Silence of the Lambs where serial killer Buffalo Bill kept and tortured his victims are struggling to find a buyer for the property.
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In the film, Buffalo Bill gets up to all sorts of weird shit, while also keeping victims inside a secret torture dungeon beneath the house.
There’s no actual dungeon beneath the Pennsylvania home of Scott and Bara Lloyd (there’s a basement though), but the hall and dining room were both used in the 1991 classic. They’ve owned the house since 1977 and put it up for sale last year, but they’ve been forced to reduce the asking price from $300,000 to $250,000 because no one wants to move in there, despite it being the second-most viewed property on the realtor.com site.
It’s a pretty spacious house too — four bedrooms, large gazebo, but just one bathroom… bit lame really.
Realtor editor Erik Gunther confirms:
The fact that a home gets a ton of publicity doesn’t necessarily add up to a quick sale. Just because I want to gawk at something doesn’t mean I want to buy it.
Is it really any surprise that people want nothing to do with this property? OK I know Buffalo Bill was just a film character, but the shit that guy did stays with you for life, especially if like me you were very young when you saw it. Who wants to live in a house where this guy danced around with his penis tucked between his legs while routinely slicing up victims in his torture dungeon?
Give us Michael Jordan’s house any day – now that’s one ridiculous property.