It was not Buffalo Bill that actually sold the house, but it was his character and story line that did. The fictional psychotic killer Buffalo Bill's house from the 1991 film titled "The Silence of the Lambs" has been previously sold.
It was a horror of a western Pennsylvania home but a real estate agent named Dianne Wilk was able to sell it on the market. She was able to sell it for $195,000.
The owners of the house, Scott and Barbara Lloyd had listed the three-story Virtorian home property for $300,000. At the time, they thought the hit movie would boost its value thereby generating a lot of interest and possible sale.
Who was the lucky buyer who bought it for two thirds the price? According to reports, Wilk declined to release the name but she did mention that his main interest in the property was because of "Silence of the Lambs." The lucky buyer was able to purchase it after the previous owners dropped the price several times.
The reason for selling the house was because the Lloyd's wanted to live in a smaller home. They lived in that hosue for 39 years.
They assured all buyers and visitors that the house is safe. "It was just a movie. No ghosts. No serial killer. Nothing evil in the house," said Barbara Lloyd.
It is not often a real estate agent can sell an iconic house but Dianne Wilk's career as a real estate agent can certainly put this sale as another notch on her belt.
How does it feel to live in a psychological horror-thriller directed by Jonathan Demme? Though the origins and value are based on fiction, one can still not avoid the fact that Buffalo Bill killed at least 30 people in a span of four years, as based on the novel written by Thomas Harris.