A graduate of UCLA, he launched his career co-writing the story for the Warner Bros. animated hit Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy? He followed that with co-writing the concept and additional material for Chill Out, Scooby Doo!
His career took a thrilling turn writing and producing several definitive genre film retrospectives for television and home entertainment: Scream: The Inside Story, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th, More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead, And His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th, And Welcome To Hell: The Making Of Tales From The Hood.
He has also written or co-written feature films, television, and new media, such as Truth or Dare, Animal, Instafame, A Christmas For The Books, and The Morning After. As a producer he helped bring to life The Final Wish, The Trouble With The Truth, and Dreamworld.
He produced and made his feature directorial debut with The ID, an independent psychological drama/thriller. The film won Best Thriller at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and 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.”
As a best-selling author Thommy crafted a coffee table book and trade paperback detailing the making and legacy of horror icon Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. His debut novel, the teen thriller Jinxed, is the first book of a trilogy and has been called “A must-read for classic horror fans…Inevitable and shocking. Homage and originality…Hutson could easily take on the mantle as the next Lois Duncan.” The book reached #1 in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia and was the winner for Best Horror at the International Book Awards and Best YA Horror in the Readers’ Choice Awards. He is currently hard at work on its sequel, Cursed.
A member of the Producers Guild of America and Horror Writers Association, a Saturn and Home Media Magazine award-winner, and an aficionado of horror and teen movies from the 80s and 90s, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling, and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment.