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13 cultural references that made Friday the 13th unlucky.

Through myths, books and films, Friday the 13th has become an unusual day -- even for those who aren't superstitious. The makers of the same-named movies might know a thing or two about this.In 1980, a slasher film featuring a masked killer was shot on a budget of $550,000 -- and obtained nearly $60 million at the international box office. "Friday the 13th" has since turned into a franchise that includes not only many movies, but also novels, comic books, documentaries, video games and game boards.

Jason, the iconic fictional character haunting Camp Crystal Lake, is a cult figure that is even reproduced in hipster tattoo designs. His hockey mask is one of the best-known images of horror movie culture.

If the US horror franchise is mostly associated to the genre's popularity in the '80s, a few more sequels were released after that infamous decade. The 12th slasher in the series was released in 2009.

Since that year, a 13th sequel to the 2009 reboot has been rumored to be in the works. The initial release date was announced for August 13, 2010. It was then pulled from that slot and the project was put on hold.

Ever since a script has been completed in 2011, different release dates have been announced -- always on a Friday 13, obviously. Yet producers have kept pushing that date back.

The last planned release date was October 13, 2017, but the project was officially shut down in February 2017. It's perhaps not that surprising: After all, it's the 13th film -- and there's something about that number…

Click through the gallery above to discover more cultural references that contributed to the Friday the 13th superstition.

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Date:Apr 13, 2018
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