BUFF 2019 – ‘The Peephole’ (La Mirilla) – A Short Film Review

Those of us who live in apartments or condominiums know all about communal living. It sometimes isn’t quiet and you hear a lot happening in the hallways, right? Sometimes, it even goes a step further. A few weeks ago, I was taking a cat nap after work, and I woke up to the jostling of the doorknob… someone was trying to get into our apartment. I snapped to attention, all ready to find my Michael Myers knife in the kitchen and fight them off. Luckily, it was just a neighbor mistakenly thinking they were at their own apartment. The Peephole is a film that delves into communal living, hearing noises in the hallway and looking through the peephole. It also demonstrates that it may not be a good idea to be nosy. Sometimes, we just need to mind our business. What did I think of this short film? Read on to find out!

The Peephole Film Poster


A man who was sleeping on his couch listens to screams coming from outside of his apartment. When he looks through the peephole, he sees a woman in trouble, but when he opens the door for help her, he discovers something that he can’t understand.

The film is written and directed by Enrique Manzo Escamilla. It stars Sidney Robote, Khristian Clausen and Genaro Mejia.

My Thoughts:

The Peephole is an effective film that delivers some scares. To me, it is scary to think about what is going on behind closed doors. It is also scary to hear things in the hallway and not know exactly what is going on. Imagine if you looked through the peephole on your door and saw someone being harmed. What do you do? This film answers that question with a plausible scenario with a deadly outcome. It has some tense moments and some brutal moments as well. It is most definitely worth checking out, so if you have a chance to see this one, please do!

About JenniferLeigh

I love a good scare. I have a collection of over 500 horror movies and I am an avid reader as well. I'm also a fan of other nerdoms, Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files, Firefly and Doctor Who to name a few. I live in Illinois with my husband and cats who share my nerdoms.

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