Why Won’t Anyone Buy Buffalo Bill’s House?

If you’re not familiar with the antics of Buffalo Bill in the classic 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs, you’re missing out on some bloody terrific cinema.

If you are a fan of the film, you’ll know that Buffalo Bill was the crazed serial killer that coerced his victims to apply copious amounts of lotion while being contained in a rather deep pit, after which he’d kill and skin them. Just a normal Tuesday night for Bill.

Located an hour south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the house was listed on the market in August, but is still waiting to be sold.

On the one hand, sure, it’s a creepy looking house, not at all helped by the fact that it still looks exactly the damn same. You couldn’t have, I don’t know, spruced the place up just a little bit?

Image from the listing.

Scene from your nightmares.

On the other hand, none of this was real, it was a film for crying out loud! But again, the listing boasts that the property is “complete with the pit and Precious too!” Precious being the small dog that is almost as menacing as the murderer himself.

Yes, very funny. The pit doesn’t actually exist, those scenes were filmed elsewhere, yet I still can’t seem to shake the heeby jeebys I feel when reading that sentence.

While the film heritage is scary and all, perhaps it’s yet sell because there are rail tracks on the front lawn.

To allay any fears of loud freight trains ruining your pit-related activities, the tracks have been decommissioned, so I guess you could say they’re just for show.

Although interest in the property has been slow, recent media attention and a drop in price has given the listing a boost in momentum.

Not afraid of living in horrifying film set? Well this might just be the house for you, but just remember, it rubs the lotion on it’s skin, or else it gets the hose again.