Buffalo Bill’s House Adds New Replica of Silence of the Lambs

Now at Buffalo Bill’s House, a boutique overnight accommodation that served as the site for the movie “The Silence of the Lambs,” there is a good interactive copy that visitors can enter if they want to reenact scenes from the horror-thriller.

Buffalo Bill’s House is located at 8 Circle St. in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and he maintains the look he had in the 1991 movie.

Queen Anne’s three-story Victorian home opened as a short-term rental in September 2021 and is outfitted with recreated movie props and a full “Buffalo Bill of Horrors Workshop” located in the basement.

A year into the operation, fictional serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb (played by Ted Levine) is finally home. He has a replica To go along with its own refrigeration workshop.

Chris Rowan, owner of Buffalo Bill’s House, told Fox News Digital that guests were asking when the property would build a good basement.

The well was built in partnership with the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program at the Douglas Education Center, located in Monsin, Pennsylvania.

“We are delighted to finally unveil a replica of the infamous well,” Rowan said. Jerry Gergeli, Emmy-nominated FX artist and Artistic Director at Tom Savini School, was the lead designer for the Wells project.

Buffalo Bill House, formerly used as the location for a movie
Buffalo Bill’s House, once used as a location for “The Silence of the Lambs,” now has a well-received replica.
Buffalo Bill House via Fox

Rawan pointed out that Girgili worked as a make-up artist “Silence of the Lambs” while filming it.

The Buffalo Bill well was drilled four feet from the house’s former coal vault. The granite walls of the structure have marks from the film, including bloody nail scratches.

Guests entering the space will hear sound effects of dripping water and short screaming clips from film victim Catherine Martin, played by Brooke Smith.

The Buffalo Bill well was drilled four feet from the boutique's former coal vault.
The Buffalo Bill well was drilled four feet from the boutique’s former coal vault.
Buffalo Bill House via Fox

Buffalo Bill’s House added props to go well with the replica, including a jumpsuit and curly-haired wig, so visitors can pretend to be Martin for photo opportunities both inside and outside the well.

Other props given by Rowan and his team include a stuffed white Bichon Frize meant to represent his precious Buffalo Bill pet dog, a pull-out well bucket, a set of lotion bottles and a hose.

Special effects lighting has also been added to provide an “eerie effect,” according to a Buffalo Bill’s House press release.

“Working with the Tom Savini professionals has been truly inspiring,” Rowan, who is a fashion designer and art director, said in an email to Fox News Digital.

He continued, “The talent, attention to detail, and commitment to this project was unwavering and we are pleased to share that the interactive well set is now officially open for visitors to enjoy and recreate the horrific spectacle for themselves.” “We encourage fans to come and watch what we hope will be an unforgettable, interactive cinematic experience.”

Visitors stopping by Buffalo Bill’s House can also see the home’s four bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, reception room, old game room attic, outdoor fire pit, wrap-around porch, cabin, rose bed garden, fountain, separate three-car garage, and caboose vintage train.

The Youghiogheny River is close to the historic property and guests can visit other Perryopolis travel destinations such as Canoe rentals for Hazelbaker, Winslow Winery, Cloverleaf Bar & Lounge, and Perryopolis Flea Market.

Chris Rowan, owner of Buffalo Bill's House, said guests were asking when the property would build the well in the basement.
Chris Rowan, owner of Buffalo Bill’s House, said guests were asking when the property would build the well in the basement.
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Buffalo Bill’s House is open for daily guided tours It stays overnight It can accommodate up to eight guests at a time.

The property is offering a “30% Special Offer” to tour participants who have booked a night’s stay between Friday 23 September and Sunday 25 September or Friday 28 October and Sunday 30 October (Halloween holiday).

Tour times vary by day and operate in 2-hour intervals at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM.

Reservations can be made on the Buffalo Bill’s House website at BuffaloBillsHouse.com.

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