Buffalo Bill’s House, the boutique accommodation that once served as a filming location for “Thesilenceofthelambsnow features an interactive replica that visitors can access if they want to re-enact scenes from the horror thriller.
Located at 8 Circle St. in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is Buffalo Bill’s House, which retains the appearance it had in the 1991 film.
The three-story Queen Anne Victorian home opened for short-term rental in September 2021, and it has been outfitted with recreated movie props and a full “Buffalo Bill Workshop of Horrors” located in the basement.
After a year in operation, the home of fictional serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb (played by Ted Levine) finally has a replica to match his chilling workshop.
Chris Rowan, the owner of Buffalo Bill’s House, told Fox News Digital that guests had asked when the unit would build the basement well.
The well was built in partnership with the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects program at the Douglas Education Center, located in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to finally unveil the replica of the infamous well,” Rowan said. “Jerry Gergely, Emmy-nominated special FX artist, technical director of the Tom Savini School, was the lead designer for the well project.”
Rowan noted that Gergely worked as makeup artist on “The Silence of the Lambs” during its filming.
Buffalo Bill’s well was dug four feet into the ground of the house’s old coal cellar. The structure’s granite walls show marks from the film, including bloody fingernail scratches.
Guests entering the space will hear water-dripping audio effects and short snippets of screams from film victim Catherine Martin, played by Brooke Smith.
Buffalo Bill’s House added props to go with the well replica, including a jumpsuit and curly-haired wig, so visitors can pose as Martin for photo ops inside and outside the well. well.
Other accessories provided by Rowan and his team include a stuffed white Bichon Frize to represent Buffalo Bill’s dog Precious, a retractable well bucket, a collection of lotion bottles and a hose.
Special effects lighting was also added to provide an “eerie effect”, according to a press release from Buffalo Bill’s House.
“Working with the professionals at Tom Savini has been truly inspiring,” Rowan, who is an props stylist and art director, said in an email to Fox News Digital.
“The talent, attention to detail and commitment to this project has been unwavering and we are thrilled to share that the interactive well is now officially open for visitors to enjoy and recreate the terrifying scene for themselves- same,” he continued. “We encourage fans to come and experience what we hope will be an unforgettable interactive experience. cinematic experience.”
Visitors stopping at Buffalo Bill’s House can also view the four bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, retro playroom attic, outdoor fireplace, wraparound porch and gazebo, garden of roses and the fountain, the independent garage for three cars and vintage train carriage.
The Youghiogheny River is within sight of the historic settlement and you can visit other travel destinations in Perryopolis such as Hazelbaker’s Canoe Rentals, Winslow Winery, Cloverleaf Bar & Lounge and the Perryopolis Flea Market.
Buffalo Bill’s House is open for day tours and nights can accommodate up to eight people at a time.
The property is offering a “Special 30% Offer” to guests who book one night between Friday September 23rd and Sunday September 25th or Friday October 28th and Sunday October 30th (Halloween weekend).
Tour times vary by day and operate in two-hour increments at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Reservations can be made on the Buffalo Bill’s House website at BuffaloBillsHouse.com.