The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted “Friday the 13th” screenwriter Victor Miller partial attorney fees, totaling more than $886,564, in his long-running fight against the 1980 horror film’s production company, Manny Co., over proceeds from the film.

According to the court’s Sept. 26 opinion, written by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill, Miller was hired to write the screenplay in 1979 and was paid $9,282 for his work. A landmark film of the slasher genre, “Friday the 13th” went on to earn “tens of millions” of dollars for Manny.

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