A Pennsylvania couple is struggling to sell a house used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film

The Silence of the Lambs.

Scott and Barbara Lloyd listed the house last summer, but they've dropped the asking price from $US300,000 (NZD$456,000) to $250,000 (NZD $380,000).

The house was the second-most clicked home on Realtor.com last year, but Scott Lloyd told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the publicity has attracted curiosity seekers, not serious buyers.

The foyer and dining room were depicted in the film, but there's no pit in the basement where the killer played by Ted Levine kept his victims.

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A house used to film scenes with serial killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs is proving hard to sell, after being put on the market last year.
A house used to film scenes with serial killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs is proving hard to sell, after being put on the market last year.

Those grisly scenes were filmed on a soundstage. Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic psychiatrist whose macabre clues help rookie FBI Agent Clarice Starling, portrayed by Jodie Foster, track down and kill Buffalo Bill in his home.

Foster also won an Oscar."The fact that a home gets a ton of publicity doesn't necessarily add up to a quick sale," Gunther said.

-AAP