by Thommy Hutson
on Tour March 12 - May 11, 2018
"Thommy Hutson is the ultimate authority in nostalgia-driven storytelling."
~ Clive Barker, Bestselling Author of Books of Blood and The Thief of Always
High School Can Be a Real Killer
Break a mirror
Innocent childhood superstitions …
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack
But someone at the secluded Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.
Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren’t random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.
Will Layna’s opening night also be her final bow?
Book Details:Genre: YA HORROR/THRILLER
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: March 13th 2018
Number of Pages: 244
Series: This is the first in a new trilogy, each is a stand alone but with a teaser for the upcoming book you won't want to miss!!
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Read an excerpt from Jinxed by Thommy Hutson:
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Thommy graduated from UCLA and 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 then took a thrilling turn when he wrote and produced several definitive genre film retrospectives for television and home entertainment: SCREAM: THE INSIDE STORY, NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY, MORE BRAINS! A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD and HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13th.
He was also a staff writer on Hulu’s daily web series “The Morning After,” a smart, witty, pop culture program aimed at getting viewers up-to-date on the latest entertainment news and celebrity interviews.
Thommy also produced the critically acclaimed feature THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH, an insightful relationship drama starring Lea Thompson and John Shea. He also produced DREAMWORLD, a quirky, romantic dramedy.
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.
Continuing his passion for uncovering the stories behind the story, he went on to produce CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13th, which is the most comprehensive look at the popular film franchise.
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. He also has a deal with Vesuvian Media to write a YA thriller trilogy with the first book due out spring 2017.
He 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.”
Most recently, Thommy wrote the screenplay for CineTel Films’ supernatural horror film TRUTH OR DARE. He is also directing, writing and producing a documentary with Clive Barker’s Seraphim Films in addition to developing other film and television properties with the company.
As an author, he is currently writing another book that definitively details the history, making and legacy of another fan-favorite genre film from the 1980s.
A member of the Producers Guild of America, Thommy continues to develop unique, compelling and provocative projects across multiple genres for film, television, publishing, and home entertainment through his company Hutson Ranch Media.
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You know that horror movie where some shadowy figure is bludgeoning the students at a private ultra-elite school? You know the one, you sit there with your eyes closed through half of it, because, it is THAT gruesome, that “shock-a-fying.” Yet, there is no way you are NOT going to make it through to the ending. Welcome to that movie in words! And we all know the book is always better, because we create the scenes in our minds, we bring forth the evil.
JINXED by Thommy Hutson is the story of a dark secret from years before and it all revolves around Layna and Trask Academy of Performing Arts. When her friends begin dropping like flies, Layna becomes determined to find out who is behind these bloody murders and why all roads eventually point to her. Whoever is behind these murders has a connection to Layna, but she will be both shocked and repulsed when the lies she has been told all of her life turn into a nightmare that she has been destined to live all of her life.
Thommy Hutson adds just enough “dark and dramatic” to make the hairs on your neck stand on edge. There are no truly lovable characters, they all are privileged, soft and well, being students of the performing arts, very dramatic, competitive and superstitious. If you get queasy at the thought of blood and bludgeoning, turn back, kids. You have been warned. That said, if you like those movies where someone is always stupid enough to back into the dark building…read it, but beware, if the killer doesn’t get you the dark secrets might. Makes you realize that honesty is always the best policy…and maybe stay away from dark and lonely stages, too.