Savini makeup school grad wins contest to spend 1st night in ‘Buffalo Bill’s House’

When Jeannette Milo was a pupil at Tom Savini’s makeup results program in Monessen, she watched films like “Silence of the Lambs” with the objective of at some point engaged on such a movie.
Little did she know, a decade later, she’d be the primary individual to spend the night on the “Buffalo Bill House,” the Perryopolis house — now a form of macabre bed-and-breakfast — the place the movie’s serial killer did his soiled work.
“I’m an enormous horror fan,” stated Milo, of Rock Tavern, N.Y. She graduated from the special-effects program in 2011, and stated she couldn’t be extra excited to have been chosen from 5,000 contest entrants to spend the night on the transformed residence.
The 1910 Queen Anne Victorian-style house features a wraparound porch, ornate darkish wood-carved appointments, classic patterned wallpaper, a parlor, a number of fireplaces and pocket doorways.

“The complete home is attractive,” Milo stated. “Even although I gained the contest, I already produce other associates I need to deliver and, sooner or later, we’re going to deliver extra individuals and pay our means.”
Fans of the movie will immediately acknowledge the Circle Street home’s entrance facade. And in fact, simply past the comfortable kitchen featured in the movie, there’s a barely less-ornate staircase main down to the basement the place Buffalo Bill had a younger lady trapped on the backside of a properly.
But regardless of an ominous-looking ring on the basement flooring, the scenes depicting Bill’s subterranean lair have been filmed elsewhere.
That isn’t dampening Milo’s enthusiasm one bit.
“I actually get pleasure from going to film units and places, even when it’s a staircase the place one thing was filmed. I visited the ‘Pet Sematary’ filming places a couple of years again, and I’ve an image in entrance of the ‘Nightmare at Elm Street’ home.”

Courtesy of Jeannette Milo
Jeanette Milo of Rock Tavern, N.Y., poses for a photograph in entrance of the home featured in the traditional horror movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Milo gained a contest to spend the primary night at “Buffalo Bill’s House,” one of many units from the 1991 movie “Silence of the Lambs.”


New York City native Chris Rowan, the brand new proprietor of Buffalo Bill’s House, has plans that embrace recreating the set with a reproduction of the properly for followers to take footage in, in addition to putting in Buffalo Bill’s “workshop of horrors” — full with a stitching station and dressing mannequins, amongst different identifiable props from the 1991 Academy Award-winning thriller that starred Jodie Foster as FBI Agent Clarice Starling and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Ted Levine performed Buffalo Bill.
Milo stated visiting former movie units “brings this stage of pleasure and nostalgia.”
“All of those films helped form who I’m at the moment,” she stated. “It’s neat to be in the spots the place they have been filmed. Not solely that, however this one is so shut to my previous school.”
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Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review workers author. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or through Twitter .

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