Thommy Hutson is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and author who is considered the foremost authority on A Nightmare on Elm Street.
A graduate of UCLA, Thommy wrote and produced critically acclaimed genre projects such as Scream: The Inside Story (BIO CHANNEL), Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (BIO CHANNEL), More Brains! A Return of the Living Dead (CHILLER), His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th, and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (STARZ/ANCHOR BAY).
He co-wrote and produced ANIMAL for Chiller Films and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. The project debuted in iTunes’ top ten horror films (reaching #1) and became the network’s highest-rated original movie. Hutson produced and made his feature directorial debut with THE ID, an independent psychological drama/thriller. Filmmaker Magazine stated it was “a deeply unsettling thriller that’s as moving as it is frightening…with skillful, provocative direction that has echoes of early Polanski.” Thommy also wrote the screenplay for Syfy Channel’s supernatural horror film TRUTH OR DARE, which was a trending topic on social media the night of its release.
As an author Thommy crafted a limited-edition coffee table book detailing the making and legacy of Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. A trade version distributed by Simon & Schuster reached number one in Amazon.com’s Movie History & Criticism category. Thommy’s debut novel, the teen thriller Jinxed (Vesuvian Books), is the first of a trilogy and has been called, “Inevitable and shocking. Brutal and beautiful … Hutson could easily take on the mantle as the next Lois Duncan.” Thommy is currently writing the sequel to Jinxed entitled, Cursed.