Juan Ortiz’s Fantastic Phobia Horror-Comedy ‘Fingers’ Now On Shudder

January 22, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

We all have some type of phobia, but one woman’s growing list of irrational fears is spiraling out of control in the horror-comedy Fingers from writer-director-producer Juan Ortiz.

 

Produced by Natalé Olsen (Steve Jobs), the movie stars Sabina Friedman-Seitz (The Boy Downstairs), Jeremy Gardner (Bliss), and Michael St. Michaels (The Greasy Strangler).

 

Fingers follows Amanda (Sabina Friedman-Seitz), a woman who has a number of truly terrible phobias. It’s starting to affect her marriage, her fears are growing in their inconsistency and levels of strangeness, and her husband is struggling to cope with it. When Walter, an employee at her mental health app business, shows up to work one day grossly missing his pinky finger, Amanda is so disgusted that she runs out of work in a flurried panic, thus prompting her to reach out to a therapist to try and help conquer her life-altering problems. Attempting a form of immersion therapy, Dr. Scotty forces Amanda to meet with Walter, who mysteriously continues losing fingers. While the world thinks that Walter is imagining the source of his dismemberment, Amanda decides to face her fears head-on and by doing so finds herself in the middle of a strange world of organized crime.

 

The female powerhouse duo of Olsen and Friedman-Seitz met on the set of Fingers and have since gone on to partner on various film projects including Kimi Lee Howl’s ‘Kama’āina’, which centers around a queer teen who navigates poverty in paradise on a journey to Pu’uhonua O Wai’anae, Hawaii’s largest ‘houseless’ community. The short film has played in over 70 plus film festivals and has been included in educational curriculums in Hawaiian schools. 

Watch Fingers now on Shudder!

 

 

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