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Pennsylvania house featured in 'The Silence of the Lambs' a tough sell

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Scott Lloyd stands on the front porch of his home which was used as the house of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs." Scott Lloyd stands on the front porch of his home which was used as the house of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs."
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It's a listing that seems to have everything — four bedrooms, one bathroom, cute neighborhood in Layton, Pennsylvania.

Oh, and that dungeon where Buffalo Bill skinned his victims.

The three-story Victorian, featured in the 1991 movie "The Silence of the Lambs," has attracted a lot of attention but not a single buyer.

And the reason has nothing to do with infamy and everything to do with the three most important words on real estate — location, location, location.

"When it first went on the market, I got calls from across the country," Dianne Wilk of RE/MAX Select Realty told NBC News. "But how many people are going to relocate to Layton because of a home?"

"The thing is, it's a lovely, lovely home. And you know how people say George Washington slept in their home? Well, not many people can say they had a movie filmed in their house."

Layton is about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, a sweet but sleepy village so small it doesn't have it's own zip code — or even a stoplight.

But it's here that a Hollywood movie producer stumbled across the 116-year-old home owned by retirees Scott and Barbara Lloyd. It wound up in the the Oscar-winning horror classic.

The film starred Jodie Foster as an FBI agent who enlisted the aid of the brilliant cannibal Hannibal Lecter (played by Anthony Hopkins) to track down a serial killer dubbed Buffalo Bill.

While the Lloyds' foyer and dining room appeared in the movie, Buffalo Bill's gruesome basement lair was filmed on a sound stage, Wilk said.

The house was initially priced at $300,000 when the Lloyd's first put it on the market back in August. It's now priced at $249,900.

"The price may have been a bit too high," said Wilk, who added that the one bathroom may also be a turn-off for a potential buyer.

"I could see somebody buying this house and having a home-based business like a writer," Wilk told an NBC reporter. "LIke what you do for a living."

Wilk said she's convinced there's somebody out there who will buy the home from the Lloyds, who have owned it for four decades and are trying to downsize.

"Recently, I had a guy fly in from Phoenix to look at the home," Wilk said. "He even made a verbal offer, although I haven't heard back from him today. I mean, who flies from Phoenix to buy a house?"

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