Todd Farmer (born November 21, 1968) is an American writer and actor, having written the scripts for Jason X (2001), Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009), My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009), and Drive Angry (2011).
Farmer was born to Dennis and Bonnie Farmer in Fort Madison, Iowa. At a young age he moved to Benton, Kentucky, where he attended Benton Elementary School and Marshall County High School. He attended Freed–Hardeman University to study marketing/advertising. He married an alumna three years his elder, dropped out before his senior year, and then pursued a career as an independent Amway distributor.
Farmer's first film Jason X was the 10th entry in the Friday the 13th franchise. He wrote the screenplay and chose a futuristic setting in order to not collide with the continuity of Freddy vs. Jason, another film in the series, being still in development at the time.
Farmer also wrote the screenplay for The Messengers, but not much of it found its way into the finished film which went through several re-writes after the original production company had sold the rights to Ghost House / Mandate Pictures by means of a turnaround deal. 2 years later though, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow, a straight-to-DVD production and technically a prequel to the first film, actually used Farmer's original script and adapted it with only minor changes in the third act.
In the mid 1990s he and his second wife Melanie moved to Los Angeles, where Farmer started his career working for Sean S. Cunningham.