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Good Night Prometheus, the Tragedy of Frankenstein

Good Night Prometheus, the Tragedy of Frankenstein


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A screenplay re-imagining of the classic tale of Frankenstein. A father who has lost everything except his only son takes a desperate chance when his son is attacked and left for dead. A transformed teenager cannot stand to remain in hiding. A village fears what it does not understand. Fear and hate lead to a sad tragedy that lays low a once proud royal family, Sequel to follow. Updated thanks to reader comments!
A screenplay re-imagining of the classic tale of Frankenstein. A father who has lost everything except his only son takes a desperate chance when his son is attacked and left for dead. A transformed teenager cannot stand to remain in hiding. A village fears what it does not understand. Fear and hate lead to a sad tragedy that lays low a once proud royal family, Sequel to follow. Updated thanks to reader comments!

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  • FADE IN:
  • B) Jason and Deirdre play catch with Zarya
  • C) Jason and Deirdre sit down and eat
  • D) Zarya steals food while Jason looks at Deirdre
  • A...a what?
  • B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me
  • D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed
  • H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds
  • Victor steps out into the COURTYARD
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED I’d like to see the body
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED What will you do now?
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Ghosts? During the day?
  • B) Victor feeds Jason soup
  • D) Victor reads to Jason by lantern-light
  • VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. How?
  • FOCUS ON the deer pelts. Jason’s breath becomes labored
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. Anything else Kirby?
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason?
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened?

Good Night Prometheus: The Tragedy of Frankenstein By James C. Durkis and Kaja E.


James C. Durkis 9601 Regal Ridge Drive, NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 362-1029 jcdurkis@hotmail.com

FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.


INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.

Gasps of shock.S. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. threatens Victor. The officer draws his sword.. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. You’ll have to.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders. VICTOR (CONT’D) Am I free to go? The officer nods.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center. VICTOR (O. . Victor grabs his bag.3.. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital. Sounds of distant fighting. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER . MILITARY OFFICER That was not a request doctor! You will come with me now! The soldier grabs Victor’s medical bag.) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor. quickly leaves. OFFICER (O. The bleeding has been stopped. I have patients right here who need my attention. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room. Victor looks up at his escorts.S.

The desk is a mess. VICTOR No. hands over face.) Daddy.. Jason looks at the clutter... INT. sits down next to Edgar.not my brother.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) Victor hurries in. in grief. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS NURSE (O. Bloodstained bedsheets cover Edgar’s face. Victor. INT.. We couldn’t stop the bleeding.4. FOG/MIST EVAPORATE Victor awakes with a start.VICTOR’S LAB .. VICTOR Huh? What? JASON It’s time to wake up.Daddy.doctor. okay? . elbows on knees. huh? VICTOR Yes.) Doctor. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .S.DAY JASON (O. several items on the floor. I’ll clean this up while you start breakfast. Victor hangs his head..S. VICTOR What happened? NURSE I’m sorry. MILITARY HOSPITAL . it seems so. JASON (CONT’D) Made a mess again.

If I . Like the lightning from a storm. the spark machine.KITCHEN . Jason prepares breakfast. not really. eat. JASON Why do you need to replace blood? VICTOR During the war I saw too many people die because they lost too much blood from their wounds. Victor and Jason sit down. Zarya sits nearby. Daddy. When I combine different plants and minerals into each barrel I can create a spark. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON Good morning. you’ll see. Victor enters. JASON Does it work? VICTOR Sometimes. It can make muscles twitch or help a heart keep beating. JASON What’s with the red and blue barrels? VICTOR Ahhhh.5. The blood replacement works in small doses. JASON (smiling) Sometimes? Like your other experiments? VICTOR I’ll find the answer to all the problems. just smaller.CONTINUOUS KITCHEN is cluttered. Any new inventions last night? VICTOR No. VICTOR Thanks Jason.

.. FOREST .. softly) Adults don’t get to play. questioningly.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. run along the road. to the forest. EXT. There’s so much I need to do.I was unable to save your mother when your sister was born. watch Jason and Zarya run down a forest path. son. VICTOR (CONT’D) A little skin discoloration.. I can save a lot of lives.I was not here when your grandfather died because I was forced into the war.to make things right. that’s all. But I’ll fix that problem too. You need to go out and play.with minor side effects..CONTINUOUS Jason.CONTINUOUS Two men (Beval and Carsen) kneel behind tall bushes. Jason looks up...I was unable to save my own brother. they do..6. My work is important. I haven’t earned any playtime. actually.. especially when the moss patches are used.. EXT.and I was unable to save your sister when she was overcome by the consumption. JASON (laughing to himself) Do those work yet? VICTOR Yes. JASON You work too hard. . VICTOR (somber. Zarya emerge from the mist covering the drawbridge. VICTOR can figure out how to replace that blood.

The men watch Jason and Zarya run off into the forest. doesn’t help the sick in town. At least I’m putting them to good use. let’s try a different location. CARSEN It will be our necks if we’re caught. CARSEN Come on. Zarya chases the ducks as they fly off. The three men fade back into the shadows of the forest. A third man (Jonathan) joins Beval and Carsen. BEVAL It’s the Frankenstein boy. As far as I’m concerned. Carsen and Beval exchange looks of concern. We don’t want to be caught poaching on the baron’s lands. JONATHAN The baron? Don’t make me laugh! That useless excuse for a doctor does nothing but sit in his castle. these are my lands now. Jason sits down behind a large boulder. JONATHAN That brat probably scared off what little game there was around here. BEVAL Hunting has been poor all year. throws it at some ducks. He doesn’t take care of his land. EXT. Jason grabs a rock. The baron signed a warrant against poachers on his lands. Zarya snuggles up next to him. LAKE SIDE . .CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya enter large clearing near lake. JONATHAN What’s the problem? CARSEN It’s the baron’s son and his dog.7.

Zarya retrieves the ball. . A girl (Deirdre). DEIRDRE I’ve never seen you around before. enters tossing a ball with two younger children. Jason loses his balance.8. water splashes. Zarya dives past Deirdre into the water.not really. Jason backs away. Zarya delivers the ball to Jason. Dierdre falls into the water.. so you think it’s funny do you? JASON (smiling. Deirdre leans over. approaches Jason. The ball lands in the water. the same age as Jason. extends a hand. Are you new in the town? JASON No. sprays Deirdre.it’s just water.. The younger children laugh. JASON (apologetic) Umm. Deirdre extends one finger. A splash. Deirdre angry. He’s a doctor. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) There! Now we’re even. pushes Jason over. Deirdre chases the ball.. you go get it. The younger children laugh. DEIRDRE You threw it. I’m Deirdre.. DEIRDRE Well... I live in the castle with my father. JASON I’m Jason. DEIRDRE Oh. Gasps of surprise. Deirdre approaches. trying not to laugh) No. Jason smiles. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) Hi.here’s your ball.. shakes herself off. helps Jason up. stops at the water’s edge. Jason backs into the lake. I’ll show you funny.

Want to play again tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. DEIRDRE (smiling) Don’t worry about it! Let’s play! It would be good to finally have someone my own age to play with.. haunted castle? JASON It’s not haunted. Zarya pants in exhaustion. JASON Sure! MONTAGE A) Jason.. JASON See you tomorrow.9.my father’s really busy. LAKE SIDE .... Deirdre and younger children play keep-away. We have to get back. B) Jason. . DEIRDRE You mean the old. waves. Deirdre and younger children play tag.it’s just. Deirdre and younger children play catch. and. C) Jason.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE It’s getting late. END MONTAGE EXT. A picnic.. but bring some food. D) Jason. JASON I had fun. Deirdre and younger children chase after Zarya. Jason smiles. perhaps? Deirdre and younger children leave.

EXT. The room is a mess. DEIRDRE You brought a picnic! How wonderful! Jason smiles.. Zarya rushes after Jason. Zarya sprints after it.LATER Deirdre picks flowers.10.. Jason and Zarya enter. Zarya pokes her head over the raised edge of the drawbridge. JASON Time to wake up. EXT. INT. JASON Sorry. LAKE SIDE . Jason sleepily opens window. JASON Yes.JASON’S BEDROOM . JASON Come on girl. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason holds the remains of the turkey leg. Victor is asleep at the desk.. it’s a long walk from the castle.DAY Jason wakes up.CONTINUOUS Jason looks into the LAB. knocks an item off the desk. barks. blushes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .CONTINUOUS Jason carries a large basket. it’s about time. tosses it away..let me set things up. emerges from the mists over the drawbridge.VICTOR’S LAB . Daddy! Victor mumbles in his sleep. tail wagging. JASON I’ll be late! INT. eats a turkey leg.umm. Zarya emerges from under the covers. DEIRDRE Well.

Why are you throwing flowers into the water? .. B) Jason and Deirdre play catch with Zarya. F) Deirdre picks flowers. Maybe we can meet again in a few days.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE I had a wonderful time today. DEIRDRE A date. it’s a date. C) Jason and Deirdre sit down and eat. JASON A. I have to help my Dad with chores and stuff. Jason blushes. MONTAGE A) Jason pulls out an elegant cloth (with the Frankenstein crest embroidered on it).a what? Deirdre causally walks away. The sun gets low in the western sky. JASON But. E) Jason and Deirdre walk along the lake shore. END MONTAGE EXT. Jason sets out the food. DEIRDRE Okay..11. into the lake. a picnic. skip stones into the water. one at a time. LAKE SIDE . D) Zarya steals food while Jason looks at Deirdre. But you have to bring a picnic. JASON I had fun too. Jason and Deirdre fold the picnic cloth. She selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them. okay. but I have to get back home.

FOREST . A black-fletched arrow flies into the tree right next to Jason’s head. Jason backs up to a tree. A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. Jason shakes his head. They’re pretty and they look nice in the water. BEVAL Why. two more arrows are shot into the deer. . Deirdre picks more flowers. Zarya growls. EXT. Carsen places his hand on his hunting knife. JONATHAN You two get that kill back to the cave. I’ll take care of the witness. Zarya stops short. The deer staggers. DEIRDRE I don’t know. Jonathan? He’s just a boy. draws his bow. Beval looks anguished. leaves.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya walk along a dim forest path. atop a black horse. BEVAL May God have mercy on our souls. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from its side. crouches. Jason stops. Sounds of movement. Jonathan moves his horse next to Beval and Carsen. JASON Girls are strange. Jonathan. spurs his horse forward. Jonathan’s shot misses. softly growls. JASON Poachers.12. stumbling. Jason steps backward as Beval and Carsen appear. JONATHAN A boy who can cost us our lives! Get moving! Jonathan notches another black-fletched arrow. killing it. Jason runs.

FOREST . smiles. Jonathan sneers. dodges between trees. pauses.13. boy. Zarya’s barking is heard moving away. A kick sends Zarya to the ground with a yelp. The sun begins to set. Jonathan spurs his horse forward. Jason’s raises his arm defensively. back to the forest. lowers the bow. Zarya barks at the attackers. A cart with a lit lantern approaches. Jason. breaks from the forest. runs him over. flails its front legs. torn flesh. JONATHAN Come on boy. The horse overtakes Jason. basket in hand. a road in sight across a large field.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. Arrows strike the trunks of trees as Jason passes by. pats the horse on the neck. The sun sets. badly injured. Cries of pain. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Jason drops the basket. silhouetted against the setting sun. Jonathan repositions his horse. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears. . Jonathan looks up. Zarya runs at Jason’s side. barking. Jason stumbles forward. Zarya runs towards the cart. Zarya fiercely barks. JASON Noooo! The horse pounds his front hooves down. tell them who sent you. Jonathan repositions his horse. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears back. The sound of broken bones. Jonathan leans forward. Jason rolls over. Jonathan raises his bow. brings its front hooves down. The basket shatters beneath the horse’s hooves. The sound of broken bones. let’s have some fun. Jonathan spurs his horse into a sprint over Jason’s body. Zarya leaps at Jonathan’s leg. EXT. exhausted. Hoof beats approaching. Jonathan spins the horse around.

Mist forms near Victor’s head.CONTINUOUS Zarya reaches the cart. steps down the stairs using the banister for support. in grief. Something attacked him. VICTOR Spencer. EXT. lays down next to Jason. Spencer climbs down. EXT. Zarya’s muzzle touching Jason’s hand. Zarya whines repeatedly.COURTYARD . SPENCER What do you want girl? You’re a long way from home. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . A storm brews over the mountains. Victor’s face a mask of despair. stops. barks at the driver (Spencer). SPENCER Doctor Frankenstein! Baron! Come quickly! Spencer dismounts as Victor opens the castle doors.NIGHT . God no. reaches a hand toward Jason. Spencer stops his cart. I don’t know what happened.NIGHT Spencer’s cart enters the COURTYARD. Victor. Victor staggers. SPENCER Saints protect us. Zarya lays next to Jason. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. squints. VICTOR Not my son. FOREST . . Zarya barks.14. barks again. Zarya leads Spencer to where Jason lays. He’s all I have left. The mist condenses into a ghostly image of the face of Edgar. As the cart gets close. barks. steadies himself against the stone banister of the castle steps. why the commotion? Victor sees Jason in the back of the cart. Victor turns ashen. SPENCER I’m sorry sir. runs back along the road. Zarya runs next to Jason. sees Jason.

little brother. Victor. SPENCER Is there anything I can do. in a trance. it fades away. VICTOR Please. KATHERINE’S (VICTOR’S DEAD DAUGHTER) IMAGE Daddy. Deborah’s eyes close. sir. . shifts. don’t let me die. in tears. VICTOR (whispering) I failed you all. VICTOR I’ve lost everything. lifts Jason into his arms. I love you very much. SPENCER I’m sorry. wet with sweat. The ghostly image fades. disheveled hair. I don’t feel very good. Zarya follows. VICTOR No. no. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a very young girl (Katherine). the ghostly image fades. okay. DEBORAH’S (VICTOR’S DEAD WIFE) IMAGE You take good care of our daughter. coughing. Victor turns from the misty image. echoing thud. carries him slowly up the entry steps.15. EDGAR’S IMAGE Hey. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a young woman (Deborah). The door closes with a low. Victor carries Jason through the open door of the castle. looking ill. sir? Victor.

Victor grabs a listening tube from his desk. (beat) . in a trance. Victor carries Jason with slow. VICTOR (CONT’D) You’re alive! Victor stands. cradles Jason’s body. falls to one knee. Zarya follows Victor. MONTAGE A) Victor tosses off his coat. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. with renewed energy. VICTOR Jason? Victor checks for a pulse at Jason’s neck. a roll of thunder.CONTINUOUS Victor places Jason on a large table next to the desk. B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing. C) Victor soaks pre-prepared moss patches in a bucket of water. back against the castle door. VICTOR I won’t lose you. Victor stumbles. VICTOR (CONT’D) I won’t fail you! I won’t let you die! Victor carries Jason up the castle main stairs.16. thunder. applies them to Jason’s wounds. Jason makes a weak but audible gasp. INT. thunder. works furiously on Jason. mechanical steps. INT. Lightning. A flash of lightning. lifts Jason.not like the others. The storm grows... Books and other items tossed to the floor. Victor listens to Jason’s chest.CONTINUOUS Victor. A weak. Lightning. irregular heart beat.. D) Cloth wraps applied to keep the moss patches in place.ENTRY HALL .VICTOR’S LAB . .

moss patches and cloth wraps blur together and continue until Jason is covered from head to toe in moss patches and cloth wraps. MONTAGE ENDS INT. VICTOR (CONT’D) The blood replacement! Victor prepares a transfusion. Victor grabs the wires coming from the barrels. VICTOR You’ve lost too much blood. . VICTOR You have a lot of broken bones son. no. steady. whispers. VICTOR No. Victor sighs. Jason’s body twitches. thunder. no. Quill inserted into Jason’s arm. The heartbeat is strong.VICTOR’S LAB . unsteady. Lightning. A small spark. stops. The large. Victor leans forward. The heartbeat is weak. I’ll give you something for the pain. faint. A roll of thunder. unsteady. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. I’m going to have to set them. The wires are touched to the sides of Jason’s chest. Lightning. Zarya whines. The storm rages. The heart beat is weak. Victor adds large jars of red and blue powder then water to the barrels. a loud clash of thunder. Lightning. E) The storm rages outside. with a stopcock on the desk controlling the flow. A sharpened quill the needle. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. VICTOR No! A flash of lightning illuminates the red and blue barrels on the desk. Jason’s body arches. The flow adjusted to a slow drip. glass container filled with green liquid is seen.CONTINUOUS Victor presses the listening tube to Jason’s chest.17. thunder. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . A large spark. touches them to the sides of Jason’s chest. images of scissors.

BARTENDER Late night. .. It was dark.S. In the far corner... cloaked from head to toe. a hood covers his head partially concealing his face. Bones broken. in the distance. I don’t know of any forest animals that trample people. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.and that dog was barking like crazy. BARTENDER What happened? SPENCER I don’t know. Jonathan leans forward. TOWN TAVERN . The Frankenstein boy died today. SPENCER Yes. INT. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Animals? SPENCER None that I saw. Spencer? The Bartender places a filled mug in front of Spencer.) What do you mean trampled? Magistrate Aldred stands at the entrance. smiles.my eyes. sir. a table partially hidden in shadows. Muted gasps of surprise. Not seen anything like it since the war. sir! The boy looked like he had taken a very bad fall. A storm outside. crushed. SPENCER Magistrate! Yes.NIGHT Spencer enters. It was getting dark and you know my eyes don’t work like they used to. I just found the boy’s body on the side of the road. The right side of the Magistrate’s face is covered by a leather mask.18. And a very bad night too. Trampled. bloody. Behind Magistrate Aldred stands a patrolman (Jerald).

The Magistrate closes the stall door. what can I do for you? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan’s horse. surprised by the sudden entrance of Magistrate Aldred and Jerald. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Freshly washed. quickly hides items behind a post. where is it? BEVAL Stall three. Magistrate Aldred. Jerald leave. sir. Must be a curse.19.CONTINUOUS Beval. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Thank you. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED (sternly) Jonathan’s stallion. INT. BEVAL Magistrate. Patrons nod. SPENCER So much death and tragedy around the Frankenstein family. Magistrate Aldred walks to and opens the stall door. Rain falls outside. Jonathan smiles. The Baron was overwhelmed with grief. Why did Jonathan have his horse bathed at night? . leans back into the shadows. returns to Beval. voice agreement. I may wish to talk to you again tomorrow. MAGISTRATE ALDRED And the body? SPENCER Delivered to the castle. sir. TOWN STABLE . Spencer. looks over Jonathan’s horse.

He takes very good care of it. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Unless its been trained. the horse’s ears perk-up. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Better than his family. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED They say there aren’t any animals that would trample a man. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Yup! Jonathan’s horse positions itself. rears up. JERALD Yes. shatters it. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald? JERALD Yes. don’t you agree.20. sir. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kindly hand me that bucket you placed behind the post. Magistrate Aldred tosses the bucket into the stall. Sergeant? . That’s what they say. Magistrate Aldred empties the water. walks back to the stall. Beval hands the bucket to Magistrate Aldred. brings its front hooves crashing down on the bucket. the horse stands at attention. BEVAL Jonathan loves that horse. Magistrate Aldred makes a clicking sound. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Bucket. sir. Beval looks uncomfortable. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) The good captain was very proud of that trick during the war.

VICTOR’S LAB . BEVAL (feigning surprise) That’s. in shame.. Yes. Magistrate Aldred and Jerald leave the stable. Beval lowers his head. Victor reads to Jason. sir! What happened? MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me. BEVAL Yes. VICTOR As the young maiden approached. I hope that loyalty doesn’t get you into trouble.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy? Beval looks pale. You’re a good. the Prince recognized her right away despite her ragged clothes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason is covered from head to toe in patches and cloth bandages. BEVAL Me.. loyal man Beval. INT. BEVAL A good man. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I see..that’s terrible.NIGHT LAB in disarray. sir. How could I? Magistrate Aldred sighs in frustration. Beval looks down to the ground. The . sir? I don’t know anything. General. very proud.21. steadies himself.I mean Magistrate. whispers to himself. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy was killed today.

slowly. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS EXT.The End. VICTOR Prince knelt. Victor sleeps restlessly. VICTOR Good night son. They were married and lived happily ever after. opens. The green liquid gurgles. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. gently. Victor enters. Victor rests his hand on Jason’s hand. goes to sleep at the desk. clouds. fade. Deborah enters. The fingers of Jason’s bandaged hand. Points of light appear. what are you doing here? VICTOR Deborah? Victor embraces Deborah. turns off the stopcock. looks ragged. held out the slipper and placed it onto Zezolla’s foot. close around Victor’s hand. flows. A distant sound of rolling thunder. and put it on as well. Victor’s arm pushes outward knocking items on the desk.. DEBORAH Victor. The storm has passed. sparkle.22. VICTOR (CONT’D) (whispering) I love you very much. Victor sets the book down. The stopcock lever is hit.. tired. The Prince took Zezolla by the hand and walked her to his awaiting carriage. It was a perfect fit. my beloved. dressed as he was when he fell asleep. "HEAVEN" (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATE White mist. how I’ve missed you! . Less than a third of the blood replacement has been used. Zezolla took the matching slipper out from her pocket. and they rode back to the castle. beautifully dressed.

. skips from the mist.g. KATHERINE Jaaaaason.but you’re not supposed to be here. ... KATHERINE Daddy’s here! Daddy’s here! Katherine rushes to Victor. looks into the distance. It can’t be... stands up.I can’t lose him too. He should be here.where is here? DEBORAH We’re here for Jason.. it’s not his time. Where is he? Katherine skips to the right. VICTOR It’s so good to see you both again. VICTOR No. Victor releases Katherine. it’s not your decision to make. KATHERINE Come play with me Jason! VICTOR No. 4 years old.I’ve lost you and Katherine. It’s his time. KATHERINE Jaaaaason. In the b.23.. VICTOR (CONT’D) Why are you here? And. DEBORAH But. Katherine.. a shadowy image of a hulking figure appears. The image raises its arms slightly with a muffled yell. Victor. Deborah turn to the image. DEBORAH It’s good to see you my love.. looks around. Katherine moves closer. Victor knees to embrace her. I’ve saved him.

Sounds of splintering wood. Wounds have reopened.24. breathe. hoarse) Daddy! Help me! Daaaaddyyyyy! INT. bloated. KATHERINE Jason? The image raises its arms higher.I’ve used them all. Victor grabs scissors. reverberating scream is heard. AS IF BLOWN AWAY Victor awakes to Jason’s screams. seeping dark green blood. Jason stops struggling.) (screaming. VICTOR (CONT’D) Dear God.CONTINUOUS FOG/MIST EVAPORATES QUICKLY. Victor.VICTOR’S LAB . DEBORAH Oh. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . holds the cloth over Jason’s nose and mouth.. VICTOR (CONT’D) The patches. VICTOR (CONT’D) Breathe son.S.. Jason’s skin is light green.what have you done? FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS JASON (O. Sounds of tearing cloth. Jason’s body is swollen. Tears well-up Deborah’s eyes.. . Victor tries to restrain Jason. The large glass container is empty. A muffled. no! Victor removes the transfusion tube from Jason’s arm. removes the cloth bandages. VICTOR Jason! No! You’ll reopen the wounds! Spots of dark green spread on the bandages. There are no moss patches left.. in pain. Victor pours chloroform onto a cloth. clearly in pain.

FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor confused. looks concerned. Three loud. sits down. Zarya gets up. wide leather straps around Jason to secure him to the table. puts one end over his ear. resonating "booms". INT. END MONTAGE INT. VICTOR I’m sorry. applies the new patches (black in color) to the wounds that reopened. Victor grabs the listening tube. . wood replaced. resonating "booms". leans forward over Jason’s chest. VICTOR You’re running a nasty fever.VICTOR’S LAB . G) Victor soaks clumps of moss into the mixture. exhausted.I am so sorry. D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed. son. J) Victor places three large. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . C) Victor tosses several old moss patches aside..DAY Jason sleeps restlessly. leaves. Victor wipes Jason’s forehead with a wet cloth. Victor. Victor gives Jason an injection. places the cloth on Jason’s forehead. Jason’s hair comes off in large clumps. F) Victor hastily creates a pasty mix of water and powders.25. B) Victor threads a thread through a sharpened quill.. MONTAGE A) Victor removes cloth bandages.CONTINUOUS Victor places his hand on Jason’s forehead. Three loud. E) Victor grabs moss from ceramic pots in the LAB and GREENHOUSE. I) Splints re-fitted. H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds.VICTOR’S LAB .

.26. I am very sorry to disturb you...CONTINUOUS Three loud. shades his eyes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Spencer. INT. near cart.I haven’t slept. Blinding daylight. wagging her tail. VICTOR Afternoon? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Yes. rushes from the LAB. SPENCER Oh. My deepest sympathies over the loss of your son. resonating "booms". FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . yes sir. Magistrate Aldred on the landing. Zarya sits near the castle doors. with two horses. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Good afternoon. Victor gasps. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor enters.ENTRY HALL . MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. Victor steps out into the COURTYARD INT.CONTINUOUS Victor blinks. grabs his coat. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. . in a panic.S. Spencer. Baron.I wasn’t expecting visitors. in the COURTYARD. VICTOR My son. please? Victor.. Spencer hands a large cloth to Victor. muffled) Baron Frankenstein? May I speak with you.COURTYARD . A patrolman (William) at the far end of the COURTYARD.) Baron Frankenstein! Victor opens one of the doors.) (in the distance. doctor. dazed.S.

my son..... SPENCER (CONT’D) We found this.27. Where I found your son last night. VICTOR Magistrate.. VICTOR (with new energy.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. muddied cloth has the Frankenstein crest. no claws. Can you tell me anything? Victor leans against the door for support. I can’t. Victor wipes tears from his eyes.the body. please.is in no condition. we both saw all types of injuries and atrocities during the war.. Regrettably. The torn. VICTOR I see. VICTOR But. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I’d like to see the body. Broken bones.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I went to see if I could find out what happened to your son. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. .There’s nothing to see. in panic) No! I mean. You more than anyone.. the storm destroyed any evidence. VICTOR No bite marks. sir. my son.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I don’t think your son’s death was an accident. I need to see what happened to him. But I need proof. I can’t.

. there is nothing to see. Magistrate. You can give that gift to others. but you allowed me to see my daughter’s wedding and my granddaughter growing up...not when it mattered. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I can’t thank you enough for what you did. You saved me. I’ve already prepared his body for burial.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What will you do now? VICTOR I don’t. You could help a lot of people. My scars run deep and the pain still lingers. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We could use a doctor with your skills in town.. You saved hundreds during the war.I have work to do here.not my wife.. Victor straightens up. . VICTOR Yes. I’m very sorry to have bothered you. but I’m alive. MAGISTRATE ALDRED You’re wrong. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I understand. turns back.. VICTOR No.... And. I may have lost an eye. Magistrate Aldred takes a few steps down. General..so many broken bones. I’m not very good at helping. I remember.28.not my brother. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have no idea what might have caused this.... using the door for support.I don’t know. Victor looks up toward the windows of his third floor LAB. VICTOR (CONT’D) .

VICTOR Thank you Magistrate. smiles. I’ll have Spencer come by tomorrow to see what you need for the funeral. WILLIAM Good to be away from there. William and Spencer emerge from the mist on the drawbridge.. sir. reach the road. upkeep of the castle is the least of his concerns.29. leaning against the door. I just need time. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get some rest Baron. With an old castle like that. WILLIAM I guess so. watches the three men leave. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron Frankenstein has endured a great deal of hardship over the years.CONTINUOUS Magistrate Aldred. VICTOR (softly) You’re alive. Victor turns to Magistrate Aldred. William? . You hear things. MAGISTRATE ALDRED How so.. I will think about what you said. ummm. EXT. the mind plays tricks. Victor. That’s all that matters. Victor looks up to the windows of LAB. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .that’s all that matters. That castle gives me the creeps. Magistrate. VICTOR You’re alive. sir. VICTOR (CONT’D) Thank you General.

nothing. real soon. It sounded a lot like moaning. Jason’s left eye flickers open.. . WILLIAM Oh. JASON I don’t feel well. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Ghosts? During the day? WILLIAM Well. replaces cloth on Jason’s forehead.VICTOR’S LAB .it’s just that when you were talking to the Baron. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . The right side of Jason’s face is covered by black moss patch. sir. JASON Daddy.. William shivers. I’m hungry.. Victor grabs the listening tube. I could have sworn I heard ghosts.. or someone in pain. VICTOR You’re running a fever.. I had to strap you down so you wouldn’t hurt yourself.30. maybe it was just the wind. bandages.. JASON (weakly) Daddy? VICTOR Jason.. VICTOR Jason. JASON No. son.. you were badly injured.I can’t move.it’s.I hurt all over.. VICTOR I’ll get you something. Do you remember anything? A tear in Jason’s eye runs off the side of his face.CONTINUOUS Victor wets..

Victor places them in the coffin. hammers nails to seal coffin. Coffin lifted by patrolmen. E) A small gathering. fills three large bags with dirt from the STABLE. I) Spencer finishes sealing the edges of the cover stone. carried into CRYPT. Jr. Spencer hammers copper pins along the edges. JASON Daddy. Spencer leaves. CLOSE ON cover stone. around the coffin. Victor smiles. read to me. "Katherine Frankenstein" H) The coffin slid into vault.Matthew 3:17" J) Victor stands alone in the CRYPT. Jerald and William lift a cover stone. D) Victor reads to Jason by lantern-light. in whom I am well pleased. "Deborah Frankenstein". B) Victor feeds Jason soup. bishop and attendant follow. Victor hands a note to Spencer. The bishop blesses the coffin. daytime.. closes the lid.of course. VICTOR Of course. . Spencer nods. son. C) Victor by lantern-light. at waist height.31. G) The coffin is carried towards the open vault. F) One vault in the crypt stands open. Victor. . "JASON FRANKENSTEIN This is my beloved Son. drives away. Patrolmen leave.". names on some of the stone work of other vaults are seen: "Edgar Frankenstein. MONTAGE A) Spencer delivers a coffin and supplies to the COURTYARD..

. JASON Daddy? VICTOR Awake again? JASON I’m hungry. JASON I’m really hungry. taller. VICTOR (sarcastically) My son. VICTOR How about soup? JASON No meat. I can’t believe how quickly you’re healing. Victor works at desk. clean. then I’ll get you some more food. Jason Frankenstein. END MONTAGE SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. VICTOR (CONT’D) Its only been three weeks. VICTOR What? JASON No meat. wants vegetables? JASON The meat upsets my stomach. VICTOR Again? Let me see how your doing.32. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . just vegetables. Victor exams Jason.VICTOR’S LAB . Zarya close to Jason. Jason larger.DAY The LAB organized. Jason awakens.

raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes. VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the game. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. JONATHAN All right then..no bear. I’ll take the fawn. FOREST . eating. please. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle.. On my mark. You two take down the doe.. .. sir.. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. deer. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle. BEVAL Yes. At the edge Jonathan.no rabbit.nothing. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble..33. casts his eyes downward. not a mother and her fawn. JONATHAN Quiet fool. BEVAL Jonathan.

JONATHAN (CONT’D) Three! The men fire. Beval upset. Some patches. JONATHAN Get moving you idiots! Carsen and Beval slowly walk to the fallen fawn.. The men draw their bows. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON (noticeably deeper voice) Any more? Victor looks up from the microscope. VICTOR You’ve done nothing but eat the past month.NIGHT Jason eats vegetables. Sounds of hoofs approaching. The doe runs. bread. You two take care of the fawn.. Victor works at a microscope.this isn’t good. bandages removed. The fawn falls. The men take aim. wounded. Jonathan rides past Carsen and Beval. JONATHAN (CONT’D) One.VICTOR’S LAB . JONATHAN (CONT’D) Two. Jonathan runs back into the woods. BEVAL A mother and her child. JONATHAN You missed again Beval! I’ll have to track her down. What do you say we try to get you into your own bed? . Zarya eats scraps Jason drops. Two cries of pain.34. INT. whistles. smiles.

FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . son. well. supports Jason under his left arm. Jason’s right arm and both legs are in splints.. Some of them seem.. INT.stuck. VICTOR Well. groans in pain as he moves. you’ve grown quite a bit. Victor reaches for the lantern on the desk. VICTOR (CONT’D) My. VICTOR (CONT’D) Let’s go.CONTINUOUS Victor and Jason come down the last stair between the second and third floor. really bad. mechanical. . until I find out what the problem is. Victor and Jason bang into tables and chairs along the hallway. Jason grimaces. The last thing we want is an infection. JASON The patches.. Jason looks depressed. VICTOR Not much further. crash to the floor.. Jason has grown considerably. Items fall off tables. Jason’s walk is slow. please try not to scratch them. JASON When will all the patches come off? VICTOR They should have already come off. they itch.walk carefully.SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY . Victor helps Jason to the edge of the table. son. Jason frequently loses his balance.35. eases Jason’s feet to the floor. JASON Okay! Victor helps swing Jason’s legs to the side of the table.

INT. Jason sits in bed.DAY Heavy winds. you’re almost completely healed. VICTOR I’ve never seen anything like it. with black moss patches. Course black powder falls off.CONTINUOUS Two travelers in a wagon ride past FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. WAGON DRIVER Haunted they say. Aside from the color of your skin.36. which is covered in black powder. Victor grabs a magnifying glass. Jason’s skin underneath is black. Let me take a look at the patch. JASON (CONT’D) (apologetic) It itches. Jason scratches the black moss patch on his face. moans and crashes. WAGON PASSENGER Let’s get out of here. Muffled bumps. Victor removes bandages.JASON’S BEDROOM . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . The wagon pauses. Victor looks into his medical bag. Jason’s body is a patchwork of green and brown skin. red and yellow leaves. examines the black powder. Swirling. Shifting lights seen through the mists. Victor examines Jason’s face and head. EXT. the cart moves forward. pillows support his back and neck. . Victor wipes away more of the black moss patch. I don’t want to deal with no ghosts. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR Nothing to worry about son. The driver snaps the reins. Splints on Jason’s right arm and both legs. JASON (nervous) Daddy? Jason holds out his hand.

I have good news and bad news. VICTOR Does it hurt? JASON No. I promised. It just itches! Victor gently removes more of the black moss patch. we can rub off what’s left of the moss patches. I’ll find a way to fix this. Also. Your hair is growing back! Jason smiles.. examines the top of Jason’s head. right? You promised. Jason looks at his chest. JASON I can feel it! VICTOR Now. arms and legs. VICTOR Yes. JASON Can I eat first. JASON And the bad news? VICTOR The skin under these patches has also changed color.. I’m hungry. JASON But. runs his left hand over his head. son. then back to Victor. VICTOR Well.you’re going to fix it. one more piece of good news. JASON What is it? VICTOR The good news is. let’s see how these bones are healing.37. .

Spencer. Vegetables. smiles. Daddy. SPENCER Vegetables. cloth. we have plenty of water. Next week then. This is what I’ll need next week.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. Victor turns to leave. Victor hands Spencer a small note. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ..no problem. sir. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle? . please. I’m really hungry. VICTOR Of course. Let me see what I can find. Spencer reads it. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground.. leather. JASON Some water too. JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. if possible. nods. Snow on ground. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. near the STABLE. EXT. VICTOR Alright. VICTOR Thank you. sir.COURTYARD .38. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor. SPENCER That will do it for this week. cloth. VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry. more vegetables.

thank you again. VICTOR These woods have always been filled with game.S. SPENCER Good thing you don’t ask for much meat anymore. turns back toward Jason. JASON Come on..) (very deep. Spencer. what are you doing out here? If someone should see you. JASON Let’s measure! Measure me! . VICTOR Well. Victor watches the cart pass through the mist over the drawbridge. VICTOR I’m sure. Jason taller than Victor. wagging her tail. Jason dressed in poor fitting. poorly sewn. No one’s around.. Daddy! I came out to help. Spencer leaves. VICTOR Jason. Victor looks towards the drawbridge. black. Jason’s hair very short. It’s amazing. Does anyone know what the problem is? SPENCER No. sir.39. VICTOR What do you want girl? JASON (O. clothes. Some say the woods round the castle are haunted. it’s becoming very hard to come by. Spencer climbs onto his wagon. adult voice) Daddy? Jason peeks his head around the corner of the STABLE. thank you. Zarya arrives. VICTOR You’re growing like a weed.

JASON What are you doing? VICTOR I’m baking a special cake. son. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON Daaaaaddyyyyy! B) Jason looks at his image closely in a mirror. proudly. Jason and Victor depressed. running his hand through his hair. tries to put on a patchwork shirt. D) Jason enters KITCHEN. I need to sew you some new clothes. END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. wraps Jason’s arm.40. JASON Measure me. Victor steps on footstool to measure Jason. Victor applies a paste to Jason’s arm. JASON I’m tall! E) Jason sits in the LAB.KITCHEN . Victor washes off a paste from Jason’s arm. Daddy! Measure me! Jason stands in doorway.DAY Victor cooks. Jason enters. No change. Victor steps down. Victor prepares a meal. Jason much taller than Victor. Jason smiles. VICTOR Okay. which tears as he puts his arm into a sleeve. Jason turns to see. . smiles broadly. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Jason wakes up. C) Jason sits on a chair in Victor’s lab. but help me with the supplies first. Victor uses knife to mark the wood at Jason’s height.

son? . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . you never make a cake unless it is someone’s birthday and. Jason stands tall. JASON Carrot cake! Sounds delicious! VICTOR I hope you’ll like it. no ointments.DINING ROOM . leaves. your first birthday present today will be no lab work.NIGHT Victor. JASON Thanks.. just for you. no experiments. Jason smiles. Fine china.it’s my birthday! VICTOR Then it must be a birthday cake! JASON What flavor is it? VICTOR I’m trying something new. Daddy. get out of here and go set up the dining room. By the way. VICTOR Now. JASON . I found a recipe for something called carrot cake.. proud.. INT. JASON You’re baking a birthday cake! VICTOR What makes you think that? JASON Well.. Jason sit at a large table. VICTOR Are you finished. silverware.41.

Jason opens his eyes.. make a wish. son.. small. VICTOR I’ll take care of the plates. smiles.42. opens them again. VICTOR (softly) One wish at a time. carries a cake with fourteen. sets the cake down in front of Jason. lit candles. Victor enters. JASON Yes.one wish at a time.. JASON Books! Thank you! .and live happily ever after. VICTOR (CONT’D) Time to open your present. lots of frosting. leaves. Now. JASON Lots of frosting? VICTOR Yes. Jason closes his eyes. son. Victor leaves. with a bow on top. Victor points to the wrapped bundle. Jason hastily unwraps the gift.. thinks. VICTOR (O. Victor looks sad. Jason closes his eyes. Four leather-bound books. JASON I wish I could leave the castle again.) Close your eyes now. VICTOR You can open your eyes now.S. Jason blows out the candles. Victor grabs the plates. sets down one cloth-wrapped bundle. Victor enters.

yawns. should keep you busy.. Two birds land on parapet nearby. JASON I’m not really hungry. VICTOR There you are! It’s time for breakfast.DAY Jason basks in the morning sun. Victor enters.. The birds fly off. along with the others in the library.43. VICTOR Are you feeling okay? JASON I feel great! VICTOR When was the last time you ate a full meal? Jason shrugs. VICTOR These.but it’s my birthday! Pleeeeease! Victor sighs. one bird flies next to Jason. I’ll eat later. The access door to the roof rattles. but only after we have some cake. smiles. opens. JASON Deal! EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . and then we need to run some tests. JASON Read me one! Tonight! VICTOR Jason. you’re old enough to read these on your own.ROOF BATTLEMENTS . Jason stretches. . VICTOR Very well. JASON I know.

JASON Okay.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. Victor dabs the wet cotton ball on Jason’s forearm. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON Ow! It hurts! It hurts! Get it off! .. The cloth turns white where the drop lands. Daddy. come here. sighs. Zarya follows. Victor takes out a piece of brown cloth and a bottle containing white liquid.44.. Victor wets a cotton ball with the white liquid.I think. VICTOR It should. JASON Yesterday. I want to try something new. It’s a solution of lye and sour milk. JASON Wow! Will it work on me? VICTOR That’s what we’re about to find out. VICTOR Alright. Come see me in the lab. JASON It smells funny. Watch this. INT. follow Jason. VICTOR Jason.VICTOR’S LAB . We’ll try just a small spot on your arm. Jason sits down. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have a solution that is being used to remove the color from cloth. Animals in their cages stop their activities to watch. Victor applies a small drop to the cloth.

How? JASON It doesn’t hurt anymore.S. VICTOR Go down to the well and fill the bucket there. shouts. examines Jason’s forearm. VICTOR You’ve been burned. turns back to Jason. VICTOR Jason. Victor goes to the bookshelf. in thought.45. wipes Jason’s forearm. Victor examines Jason’s forearm. Let me get some medicine on that. Victor sits back. looks confused. . VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. Victor grabs a cloth. JASON (O. will you refill the water bucket? JASON Sure. Victor thinks. VICTOR What was that light? Jason shrugs. searches for a book. The glow subsides. long sigh from Jason. JASON I have no idea. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s gone! Victor grabs a magnifying glass.) Daddy! The pipe is clogged again! Victor turns. leaves. Zarya follows. Jason’s forearm glows green/white. Jason grabs the bucket. An audible. Victor creates a paste.

46. Jason carries lantern and water bucket. the finger tip glows green/white. Give me your finger. Zarya enter. Jason sits hesitantly. places the lantern on the stone ledge of the well.CONTINUOUS Jason. Jason retrieves the bucket. JASON Here’s the water. JASON Yes. Victor turns back to the book shelf. As the quill touches the finger tip.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason lunges.WELL ROOM . I need to try something different. lowers the bucket with the rope. JASON How much do you need? VICTOR Just a drop or two. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor pulls back. Victor grabs a sharpened quill. I need to draw some blood. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. INT. surprised. Zarya enter.CONTINUOUS Jason. The lantern illuminates a metal ladder. . JASON Why? VICTOR Ointments and lotions are not working. catches the lantern. VICTOR Jason. accidentally knocks the lantern into the well. Jason extends a finger. JASON What’s that? INT. Jason opens the well covers. have a seat.

Victor brings quill to touch Jason’s finger tip. JASON What did you find? VICTOR Nothing. Two drops of blood fall onto a circular glass slide. VICTOR Let me get that blood. being boys. Your uncle and I found that ladder when we were kids. The ladder leads to an underground waterfall and a old tunnel. JASON The tunnel goes nowhere? VICTOR I’m sure at one time it lead somewhere. Lucky your grandfather never found out what we did.there’s that light again. The blood is dark green.47. the finger tip glows softly. A brief glow from the spots touched. Your grandfather told us it was an old escape tunnel. What’s it for? VICTOR Oh.. . Victor pricks Jason’s finger tip. He would have whipped us for sure. JASON In the well. It was a dead-end. that. we snuck down there and decided to have a look..it goes nowhere. your grandfather. I saw a ladder going down.. told Edgar and I to stay away from the ladder and the tunnel. VICTOR What the. hand and forearm. Of course. JASON And it goes nowhere? VICTOR Well. but we found the tunnel blocked by a huge boulder. Victor puts slide onto microscope. in no uncertain terms.

JASON I know. we’ve discussed this before. JASON Can I go now? VICTOR Sure.. I’ll be busy for a while. VICTOR Everyone in the town thinks you died..I mean.. but. They may hurt you.48. does not turn toward Jason. Jason stops at the doorway.. VICTOR You can’t!. VICTOR (concern in his voice) Yes. Bigger I find people try to VICTOR isn’t the point. Victor examines the blood. Zarya follows. JASON Does it really matter how I look? . looks up from the microscope. JASON Daddy? Victor a look of deep concern. Jason gets up. slides lenses in and out. JASON But I’m bigger now. You don’t remember what happened to you and the Magistrate doesn’t think it was an accident. Until a cure for the way you look won’t accept you. son. son? JASON Why can’t I leave the castle? Victor turns to Jason. I can protect myself.

Victor uses microscope. Jason leaves. hands to his forehead. The only light comes from the lantern Jason carries. yes. places his elbows on his knees. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .VICTOR’S LAB ..okay? JASON (eyes down.I’ll go read. moves several lenses. JASON (to Zarya) This doesn’t look very safe. Jason picks up items from the floor. Zarya enter..... Zarya follows. I will go to Magistrate Aldred and tell him I faked your death so that whoever tried to hurt you would not get another chance. You better stay here. VICTOR Unfortunately.. Jason moves items out of the reach of Victor’s arms.. CLOSE ON journal. Jason. it shouldn’t be a problem.WELL ROOM . I promise you.DAY Jason. whines softly. Victor writes in a journal.or something. CLOSE ON the last written entry. JASON (whispers) You work too hard. looks down. Jason lifts the well covers. INT..but Jason. Victor asleep at the desk. Victor sighs. The Magistrate owes me a favor. I’ll explain that it took a long time for you to heal. Zarya enter. his sleep restless. "The blood is not human.49. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya looks at Jason." SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. . once we get rid of the staining on your skin. I’m going to go exploring. Zarya leave. I will ask his help to explain to the town that you’re still alive. sad) Okay.CONTINUOUS Jason.

uses both his hands to push the boulder. rope fill the niches. Jason places into wall sconce. Zarya sighs. TUNNEL . Lanterns. Jason notices his glow. Jason. knives. pushes the boulder. Jason glows green/white. holds the lantern. scratches the well. JASON I’ll be right back. Jason’s glow fades. looks sad. Jason’s foot slips. The light fades. climbs down. Jason backs the boulder slides back into place. JASON Yes! . of stone against stone. lays down. Jason rubs his together. INT. A splash of water. just like Daddy said. near the waterfall is a small stone platform. torches.CONTINUOUS Jason climbs down. slips. Jason grabs torch and tinder box. The boulder moves. JASON Blocked. A very large.50. Jason’s glow illuminates the scene. falls. Jason swims to the platform. A waterfall pours into the well. round boulder completely blocks the tunnel. A metal sconce on wall nearby. tinder boxes. Sounds of rushing water. just at water level. swords. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . darkness. lights torch. climbs up.CONTINUOUS Jason carefully walks through the crudely carved tunnel. raises her paw. Jason torch hands Sound away. Jason loses his grip. JASON Adventure time! Jason heads into the tunnel.WELL . Jason smiles. JASON Wooooowwwww! Several nooks carved into the tunnel wall. It does not move. climbs into the well. Jason reaches the end. A tunnel leads into the darkness. INT. Jason gasps for air as he surfaces. okay? Zarya sits down. An audible click.

Jason grabs bear pelt. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from the side of the deer. The deer staggers. it rotates out of the way. another stack of pelts catch fire. Jason walks forward. FOREST . POACHER’S CAVE . reveals wider tunnel behind. knocks a pelt frame into fire.g. A blaze starts. Jason panics. Bear pelt catches fire. RETURN TO SCENE INT. .51. Light ahead. Jason’s breath becomes labored. looks at them. trips. Torch falls from Jason’s hand. boulder rotates back into place. Hooded cloaks. JASON The poachers. drying in front of fires. rushes out cave entrance. In b. tries to put out fire. Jason stumbles. EXT. FOCUS ON the deer pelts. sets stack of pelts afire. Fires spread. Jason pushes boulder. Jason cautiously moves into the cave. looks frightened. Jason glows. Jason peeks around the corner. turns. An audible click. torch in front of him. Jason grabs torch. cooking utensils and two small fires. Jason coughs. Back of cave blocked by flame. two more arrows are shot into the deer.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. Jason tosses pelt away.CONTINUOUS Tunnel twists. Jason passes a stack of deer pelts. POACHER’S CAVE . killing it.CONTINUOUS Jason breathes heavily. bows and black-fletched arrows in far corner. Animal hides stretched on frames. INT. A large cave filled with stacks of animal pelts.

through a field of dark mist and flashes of fire. talons for hands. JASON No. Jason looks around. Skunk walks past deer and rabbit. LAKE SIDE . Jason runs. Jason backs away. Jason rests against large boulder. . From the fiery mists emerges a immense. toward the woods.. EXT. gasps for breath. a human torso and head.. glows softly. EXT. Jason grabs a stone. prior to his transformation. with a bear’s body... POACHER’S CAVE . runs.52. watch. hesitates. JASON Poachers. creature resembling a centaur.CONTINUOUS Cave entrance well hidden behind outcropping of rock and thicket of bushes. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE TO DARKNESS: EXT. chases Jason. starts to throw at ducks. Sun high in sky.poachers. nearby. Jason starts to throw again. JASON Poachers.. Ducks in lake. no. including a skunk.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. A demonic laugh.. Jason screams.good skunk. pauses. Skunk moves forward. The creature laughs. LAKE SIDE . sleeps.. suns himself. Skunk follows. deer and rabbit stop.CONTINUOUS Jason wakes up breathing heavily.stay away. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE: EXT. Smoke pours out cave entrance. drops the stone. fiery hooves. Jason stands up. Jason runs. deer and rabbit follow. toward Jason. Someone help me! The creature leaps.. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason. Several animals. glowing fiery eyes. Skunk.

BEVAL No! The skunk kicks at the ground with its hind legs. looks back. gasps. Beval looks around. Sounds of running. Beval coughs.53. Beval knocked into air. Beval peeks out. Dirt. listening. BACK TO SCENE Beval. JASON Oh no.CONTINUOUS Jason walks quickly.S.. . readies his bow. at Beval. bow and arrow scatter. skunk stare at each other. peeks around the tree. Heavy footsteps. Vision clears.CONTINUOUS Beval walks slowly. Skunk runs away. The skunk runs after Jason. BEVAL’S POV Vision fuzzy. EXT. chitters. Movement is heard. Jason crashes into Beval. JASON Why are you following me? EXT. Jason gone. BEVAL Don’t do it. in pain.) (muffled. sees Jason’s back running away. sees nothing. sprays Beval. Beval hides. Beval slowly withdraws his hand from the bow. lands heavily. Jason pauses. JASON (O. Jason looks at skunk. Beval stunned. Skunk. Skunk cocks its head.shoo! Movement gets closer. standing over his bow.. FOREST . Jason dodges behind a tree. stares at him. distant) Go away. Beval stands up. Skunk pivots. notches a black-fletched arrow. leaves fly at Beval. Beval reaches for his bow on ground nearby. stalking. FOREST . stops. Jason runs.

eats hungrily.not good. okay? Jason smiles half-heartedly. Let’s get some dinner.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . then we can talk about it tonight. Let’s get started on dinner. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR (O. BEVAL This is. Jason looks around cautiously. son. VICTOR It will be okay. JASON As long as you read to me afterward. INT. Daddy. there you are.KITCHEN .LATER Sun begins to set. Food first. EXT. I’ve got a new ointment I want to try. not really.. followed by Zarya. Victor enters. Jason grabs several vegetables. into the mists. VICTOR Something wrong? JASON No. sneaks across the drawbridge. VICTOR (CONT’D) I’ve been looking for you. JASON (dejected) Sure thing.54.NIGHT Jason enters.) Oh. . VICTOR We’ll see.S. A story with a happy ending. Story later.

Jonathan sets down his drink.NIGHT Carsen enters. JONATHAN Fine! Jonathan turns to the woman. Jonathan growls in frustration. TOWN TAVERN . JONATHAN (CONT’D) This better be important! INT. CARSEN Jonathan. Beval stands up. Can’t this wait? CARSEN No. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (to Carsen) What is it? CARSEN You need to speak to Beval. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Some other time perhaps. Carsen enter. TOWN STABLE . approaches Jonathan. Jonathan catches his breath.CONTINUOUS Door opens. drinking with a woman. JONATHAN (indicting the woman) I’m busy. Jonathan talking to. Jonathan. stands close to Carsen. INT. turns. we need to talk.55. JONATHAN (to the woman) If you’ll excuse me a second. Jonathan. Jonathan finishes his drink. waves his hands in front of him. looks around. right away. . it can’t.

. Glowing red eyes.... I saw it. sir. JONATHAN What are you talking about? BEVAL A monster.claws.. Jonathan.. JONATHAN What? And it smelled liked this? BEVAL No. it ran on two feet.. At least eight feet tall! Jonathan pauses. JONATHAN It? What is it? Are you drunk? BEVAL No. JONATHAN What did it look like? BEVAL Green. This was from a skunk..I’m not drunk. It attacked me. JONATHAN (angry) You brought me here for this? CARSEN No.the one that’s been scaring off the animals.fast. Listen to Beval.. Huge..I was lucky to get away.brown. JONATHAN Phew! What’s that smell? CARSEN It’s Beval. .. The monster appeared out of nowhere. JONATHAN (to Beval) Well? What’s so important? BEVAL I saw it. sir. sir.56..

BEVAL Yes. the creature came out of nowhere. looks around.DAY Jonathan. I thought you were supposed to clean yourself up? Beval moves away from Jonathan. And do it standing down wind. Everything will be ready. sir. Get yourself cleaned up and have the horses ready for first light tomorrow. EXT. Time to head home. I might as well spend some time with the wife and kid. Beval rides ahead. EXT. .57. Jonathan and Carsen ride up. Beval. Carsen dismounts. Maybe we’ll get a reward when we drag its carcass to town. JONATHAN All right. so we’ll hunt it down. JONATHAN Tell us what happened. This monster has affected our hunting for over two years now. We can’t do anything tonight. dismounts. Jonathan and Carsen leave. Ground fog. Jonathan takes a deep breath. BEVAL (CONT’D) (pointing as he speaks) I was on my way to the cave. Carsen. sir. FOREST . Carsen searches.CONTINUOUS The stable door swings closed. JONATHAN Yes. CARSEN Tomorrow morning then. I probably have Beval’s stink all over these clothes. Jonathan and Carsen walk off in separate directions. TOWN STABLE . Beval ride on horseback in early morning. BEVAL This is the spot.

that’s Beval. JONATHAN Alright. stop! . CARSEN Jonathan. The men dismount.S. CARSEN Do you smell that? JONATHAN Yes. We need to get ready for our delivery. POACHER’S CAVE . I can’t find anything around here. BEVAL (CONT’D) there. not with this fog. Carsen looks around. We’ve been smelling him all morning. CARSEN Jonathan. Jonathan leaves cave. let’s head to the cave.58. CARSEN No. looks around. JONATHAN (O. He attacked me then fled to the south. EXT. Carsen and Beval on horseback approach the POACHER’S CAVE. I heard him. but couldn’t see him. it smells like smoke.LATER Jonathan. Jonathan stands in the saddle. yells in anger. Carsen sniffs the air. Carbon soot blackens cave entrance. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (screaming) What did you do? How did you let this happen? Carsen tries to separate Jonathan and Beval. there. from the north. walk through bushes.) It’s ruined! Carsen and Beval approach cave entrance. grabs Beval by the collar. Jonathan rushes into cave.

JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. Jonathan. Sounds of horses panicking. scans forest. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance.59. moving restlessly. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. Sounds of movement. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. The horses are nervous. points down.that’s one big monster.. walks away. guttural growl resonates. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. bow drawn. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! .. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. looks down. CARSEN Beval was right. Fleeting shapes. BEVAL (frightened) I didn’t do anything! I never made it back here yesterday! JONATHAN Ruined! At least half of everything we worked for is gone. The men look at each other. A low. CARSEN I know.

BEVAL What will we do? A low guttural growl.. Beval. We’ll take care of the goods and the horses. secure the horses then go help Carsen. BEVAL If there’s more than one. CARSEN Jonathan. We hunt again tomorrow. Beval nervously looks around. Jonathan fires an arrow. sir! EXT. JONATHAN Well.LATER Carsen and Beval tie pelts and bundles into the horses. get to the cave. fleeting shapes move away. POACHER’S CAVE .60. JONATHAN (CONT’D) I’ll post guard. your monster seems to have run off again. Carsen. Beval. but are still nervous. JONATHAN It’s getting late. Movement heard.. The horses calm down. what’s the Major going to say? JONATHAN (angry) I’ll worry about my brother! You worry about what we can salvage! Jonathan angry. on foot. sir! BEVAL Yes. JONATHAN Then there will be more than one reward when we kill them. . CARSEN Yes.

. raises her paw. Jonathan and Beval mount. We can’t kill these things and control the horses at the same time. JONATHAN (impatiently) What is it. looks around in the early morning sun. Carsen looks concerned.it’s not a footprint at all. You’ll get me in trouble! Zarya sits down. Jonathan looks confused. looks sad. I just realized something. so we go on foot.. BEVAL Why on foot? JONATHAN The horses got spooked and panicked. tail wagging. JASON (whispering) No! Stay! You can’t come Zarya.61.. Zarya stands at the foot of the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . CARSEN Jonathan? JONATHAN Yes? CARSEN I’ve been looking at the footprint. Jason turns. JONATHAN What? What are you getting at? CARSEN It’s a shoe print.DAY Jason peeks out from the mists over the drawbridge. Zarya whines. Carsen? CARSEN The footprint. CARSEN (CONT’D) What type of monster wears a shoe? EXT.

Jason pets Zarya. looks around. fiery hooves. tail wagging. with a bear’s body.CONTINUOUS As Jason walks past. fire. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Now stay! Jason gets up. Jason looks around. circles Jason. Jason smiles. JASON (whispering) Stay! Jason sneaks along drawbridge sidewall. EXT. JASON (whispering) Bad girl! Get back! Zarya backs up into the shifting mists. Zarya. talons for hands and glowing. scratches Zarya behind her ears. kindly) You’re a bad girl. FOREST . fiery eyes. MIST/FOG OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: EXT. Zarya gets up.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. peeks out. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason stands amidst mists. Zarya enters. sneaks into the forest. LAKE SIDE . Jason sits behind large boulder. looks over drawbridge sidewall. eyes focused on Jason. animals look up and follow him with their eyes. . tail wagging. fog. Squirrels. lays next to Jason. Forest animals approach Jason as he sleeps. The forest comes alive as Jason passes. Zarya crawls to end of drawbridge. sprints after Jason. Zarya peeks out from mists. sleeps. The animals lay down. Echoing laughter. birds follow Jason as he moves. EXT. JASON (softly. Large creature resembling a centaur. Sound of paws on drawbridge. Zarya. peeks around edge. human torso and head.62.

Deirdre jumps out of the way as Zarya splashes into water. CREATURE Tell them. Zarya grabs ball. tail wagging. echoing. ball in mouth. DEIRDRE Hey! That’s our ball! Zarya runs. walks to the side of the boulder. unattached laughter. looks at Deirdre. Its body now that of a horse. Its eyes and hands are now human. bounces into water. Stallion raises up. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE INTO DARKNESS: EXT. Zarya raises her head.CONTINUOUS Deirdre and three young children enter. Zarya stands up. . CREATURE (distant. unattached laughter. flails front hooves. playing catch. Creature now a horse and rider. The creature circles. boy. Stallion’s front hooves come down with a crash. Unattached laughter. Distant. The creature circles. LAKE SIDE . forest animals scatter. Horse and rider transform into shadowy image of Jonathan atop his stallion.63. peeks around. Silence. behind the boulder. running. Distant. listens. Birds fly off. Deirdre stops at waterline. unattached laughter. Zarya bolts after ball. echoing) Tell them. echoing. Creature looks like a centaur. tell them who sent you. Jason’s sleep is restless. echoing. Distant. JASON (defiant) Tell them what? The creature circles. Ball is thrown. Sounds of children at play. JONATHAN When you get to hell.

toward Deirdre. Zarya sits beside Jason.. JASON Umm. Jason looks at deer. Jason extends his arm. blocks the sun.. LAKE SIDE . details grow shadowy and fuzzy. Jason’s shadow covers Deirdre. holds ball out in front of him. ten feet away from Deirdre. to blurry. . A rabbit in Jason’s lap.Where? Deirdre struggles to breathe.Where’d you get this. trips.LATER Deirdre’s vision goes from black to gray.S. chest and head above boulder’s top. Deirdre’s vision wavers. Gray. pets rabbit.. Jason towers over Deirdre. Fear on faces of children.S. Deirdre faints.) Umm. Jason sits.. Deirdre petrified. then into focus.) (sleepy) Huh?. Darkness. flee..I’ve got your ball.. legs crossed. girl? Deirdre.S. sun behind him. ball in hand. takes a step back.. The younger children scream.sure.) Deirdre? Are you okay? EXT... DEIRDRE Hey! Give us our ball! JASON (O.sorry. Jason walks around boulder. falls backwards. JASON Monster?. Jason stands.. JASON (O. Jason walks up to Deirdre.64. JASON (O. blurs. children approach boulder. CHILD #1 Monster! Help! CHILD #2 Monster! CHILD #3 Mooommmyyyyyy! Jason looks around behind himself. deer nearby.

DEIRDRE Kill you? Why? How? Jason pauses. Jason Frankenstein. Deirdre sits. he saved me. He said someone tried to kill me. so until I got better it was best to have people think I was dead. DEIRDRE There was a funeral. JASON (softly) I don’t remember much. Jason Frankenstein died last year. I won’t hurt you. JASON (smiling) Of course not. kindly. Jason gently pets the deer. DEIRDRE That’s not possible. DEIRDRE You won’t hurt me either. JASON That was my father’s idea. The deer takes a step forward. it’s okay. but it has something to do with the poachers . Jason reaches his hand out. a look of wonder on her face. rabbit sits up nervously. JASON (softly. Why would I do that? DEIRDRE How do you know my name? JASON It’s me. Deer moves away from Deirdre. My father’s a doctor. right? Jason looks at Deirdre. Deirdre frightened. JASON I’m not dead. to deer) Shhhh. Jason. Deirdre.65. licks Jason’s fingers. looks anguished. pulls his hand back from the deer.

Make me look normal again. . Awkward silence. JASON Really? You mean it? DEIRDRE Of course! However.. pets Zarya.. Jason. DEIRDRE Why is that? JASON I don’t know. JASON It’s okay.but I’m glad they do. I remember someone chasing me on a horse. Jason raises his head. pets the rabbit.. DEIRDRE I’m still your friend. I didn’t mean to scare them. They’ll come back later. Deirdre gets to her feet. Except for Zarya. laughing. Rabbit and deer flee.66. JASON on our lands..and the horse hurting me. they’re my only friends. DEIRDRE That’s terrible! Jason looks downward... Jason lifts his arms. DEIRDRE You look different. JASON My Dad says he’ll find a way to fix this. DEIRDRE Sorry. looks at his arms and hands. smiling broadly.I may have seen them. I need to be sure you’re really you. head down. The animals seem to like me. I have no one to talk to.

Deirdre jumps.if I had a bunch of flowers. gives Jason a hug. what did you bring? Jason thinks.. It’s really important.. Jason gets up to his knees.Please. Please promise. I promise. DEIRDRE It is you! You scared me. JASON A picnic! You asked me to bring a picnic. .. DEIRDRE I promise. JASON Thank you. DEIRDRE And. I understand.67. DEIRDRE Okay.. Soft green/white glow on Jason’s cheeks.. JASON You’d pick the pretty ones and toss them into the water. smiles. DEIRDRE Okay. would you throw me into the water? JASON No way! You’d push me into the water if I did. what would I do with them? Jason thinks..not until I look normal again. JASON How? DEIRDRE When we last met. I can’t wait to tell the town your alive! JASON No! Don’t!.

parents of each child stand behind the chairs..NIGHT The Magistrate sits behind his desk. Would like that? Deirdre smiles.. let’s go over this again. I’ll bring a book of fairy tales. JASON Okay. JASON (CONT’D) I could bring a book. Looks like he was right. JASON That’s how my father said people would react if they saw me. Frankenstein.thank you. DEIRDRE Why. Mr.68. How nice of you. JASON I really liked being able to talk to someone again. I could read you a story. Three children sit in chairs in front of the Magistrate’s desk. stands up. William stands nearby. Deirdre grabs the ball. I would like that very much. INT. I promise. Awkward silence. DEIRDRE As long as the fairy tales have happy endings. . But no little kids. You saw how they acted. JASON Would you like to meet here tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Now. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE .

we will find what your children saw before anyone gets hurt. we have to keep the fine citizens . Magistrate Aldred stands. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I suspect your right. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to the parents) I will look into this matter and add additional patrols in the forest. Hopefully. B) Child #2 CHILD #2 It was brown with black stripes.. However. C) Child #3 CHILD #3 It was really big. Well.and it stole our ball. WILLIAM It was probably just a bear. Everything will be alright. It had big fangs and glowing eyes. Then it yelled at us and tried to eat us.69.. END SERIES OF SHOTS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the children) I see. The parents usher children from office.and it grabbed our ball and ate it.. and it chased us all the way home. and twelve feet tall.. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Child #1 CHILD #1 It was green and brown and ten feet tall with huge claws. with black fur and big wings. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. you were very brave to come here and tell me what you saw.

scratches door. then raises her right paw. no dogs today. WILLIAM Yes.LIBRARY . finds. Jason sneaks out. Ask if they have seen or heard anything unusual. Jason selects two books. You get a treat! Jason raises food high and tosses it into a corner. which one should I take? Zarya sits. Jonathan. Carsen and Beval kneel in shadows. Talk to people whose homes are in the outlaying areas. INT. so we’ll double the regular patrols in the eastern forest for the next week.70. JASON (O. sir.S. faces Zarya. Jason looks in his left hand. Zarya. Zarya follows Jason. JASON (CONT’D) Good girl. Jason returns the other book to the shelf. Zarya. Zarya bolts after the food. pulls out a piece of food. I’ll see to it. holds one in each hand. Zarya scratches door. shallows it. In the distance. . FOREST .DAY Morning fog. Stag and doe follow Jason. closes door behind him. Jason walks. EXT. book in hand. whines. looks sad. JASON (CONT’D) This one it is.DAY Jason looks for a book. MAGISTRATE ALDRED happy. looks at Jason. whines. JASON Okay. chews. reaches into his pocket. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya runs over to the door. You stay here.) Sorry girl.

Jason dodges behind a tree. Carsen and Beval rush from their cover. Jason rushes to stag’s side. Jason jerks back. BEVAL (shouting) It’s the monster! CARSEN Where did it come from? JONATHAN (angry) It’s after our kill! Jonathan draws his bow.71. grabs arrow. kneels. Stag calls out in pain. reaches for his shoulder. tries to turn. All three men slowly raise up. A black-fletched arrow hits Jason in the right shoulder. Stag cries out. A black-fletched arrow hits stag in shoulder. He reflexively yanks arrow out from stag. shoulder glows green/white. JONATHAN (softly) The stag’s mine! Carsen the doe! Stag and doe pause. screams in pain. Jonathan. stag and doe come into view. Three black-fletched arrows hit the tree. . Jason turns as stag falls. Stag flees. The three men aim at Jason. tries to get up. The three men cautiously move forward. Doe flees as an arrow misses it. look around. In a break in the trees. falls to the ground. Jason drops the book. CARSEN (whispering) I hear something. Jason flees into woods. JASON It’s them! The poachers! Jason softly glows green/white. Jason tries to pull out arrow. Jonathan draws his bow. raise their ears.

just for her! . JONATHAN Check for tracks. BEVAL What’s a monster doing with a book? Jonathan puts the book in his pouch. JONATHAN Where did it go? BEVAL It just vanished! Beval nervously looks around. CARSEN I found something. but the underbrush is thick. Besides. Jonathan looks at it curiously.CONTINUOUS Jonathan. JONATHAN There. Carsen and Beval cautiously approach tree behind which Jason was hiding. it will make a nice gift for my daughter. you see. They find nothing. JONATHAN We’ll ask it when we kill it. Carsen hands a book to Jonathan. I think it may be her birthday soon. we’ll never track it. CARSEN (CONT’D) I found that book over where we shot the deer and the monster. Beval and Carsen search. BEVAL I found a print. FOREST .72. EXT. I doubt it belonged to the deer. Daddy got her a special present. CARSEN Her birthday was last week.

Jason stumbles onto a forest path. CARSEN You’re a real prince. JONATHAN I know. Kirby. FOREST . shaking in fear.S. Arrow from stag falls.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. falls. falls. EXT. Kirby falls. JASON (O. holds it with both hands. clumsily draws his sword. I know. looks up at Jason. FOREST . Jonathan smiles. silhouetted in the setting sun. One of a kind. Jason scrabbles to his feet.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV Jason looks up from the ground. JASON Leave me alone! Jason runs. ground becomes uneven. Glow fades. flails its front legs in the air. rears up on its hind legs. The horse flails its front legs. EXT. A horse. Jonathan. Arrow in Jason’s shoulder dislodges. Horse flees. he vanishes into the shadows. Horse panics.) (in pain) Noooo! OVERLAP CUT TO: EXT. on his knees. slaps Carsen on the back. FOREST . right in front of a patrolman (Kirby) on horseback. . rears up on its hind legs.CONTINUOUS RETURN TO SCENE JASON (screaming) Noooo! Jason glows green/white. takes an awkward step backward. stunned. trips.73. Kirby.

EXT. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. sad. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. breathing heavily. tell me what you saw. head down. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . END MONTAGE INT. back to a boulder. looks around. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay. D) Deirdre stands. Kirby sits. . MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. sir. I barely escaped with my life.DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. holds two arrows. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers.DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing. Sit down. bouquet in hand.74. Kirby bursts into room. sir. E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. I came straight here. LAKESIDE CLEARING . a tear on her eye. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door. C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake.

It howled viciously. William takes the arrows. it attacked my horse. KIRBY Well. WILLIAM Sir. sir. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. examines them. I fought it off and it fled into the forest. sir. threw me to the ground. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows.it glowed. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall.sure. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster. we have a problem. Green and brown in color. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked. meaner. Like a ghost. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing. WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled... just louder. sir. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well. ...75. Claws and fangs. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. sir.

.. Maybe he has some ideas. Jason and Victor look at each other in surprise. Zarya close to Jason. shows green-stained cloth. rubs one corner of cloth on first arrowhead. sir. KIRBY That glow. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. William rubs another corner of cloth on second arrowhead. Sunset twilight.. INT. sir. Nothing I know of has green blood... (beat) . go and ask the bishop to see me. KIRBY Yes.LATER Jason and Victor prepare dinner. . We’re not sure what we’re dealing with. gather the other patrolmen and send out a message to every able-bodied man to meet tonight at the town hall.KITCHEN .. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . KIRBY Yes. We’ll offer a reward and deputize volunteers. WILLIAM Green. sir. I’ll speak to no one. William grabs white cloth from his belt. Magistrate Aldred thinks. sir.it must be a demon! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Enough! Don’t go spreading rumors. nothing unusual.looks like we have a monster to deal with.76. knock at castle doors. WILLIAM Blood looks to be from a deer or bear. shows red-stained cloth. please.

with claws and fangs. JERALD Sorry to disturb you Baron. like a ghost. Jerald stands on the landing. sir.what does this monster look like? JERALD Well. Knock at castle door. Green.. VICTOR What. There’s been a monster spotted in the forest over the past couple of days.. Brown. Victor pale.ENTRY HALL ...77. sir. claws. VICTOR (whispers) Hide! Now! INT. The Magistrate is offering a reward and will deputize volunteers to hunt for the creature. Ten feet tall. JERALD Have you seen anything like that out here.CONTINUOUS Jason hides in supply room. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. but the Magistrate has asked every able man to meet in town later tonight. Zarya follows. fangs. No. Maybe black. the descriptions vary. nothing like that. . VICTOR What’s this all about? JERALD Monsters. Victor opens castle door. upset. locks.and some say it glows. VICTOR What? JERALD Yes. Victor waits until supply room door closes. sir? VICTOR Ten feet tall.

JERALD Very good.S. VICTOR (O. JASON Yes? VICTOR (O.) You heard the patrolman? JASON Yes. . In fact. patrolman. I won’t even know how to hold a bow or a sword. Jason steps back. Zarya behind him.S. Victor looks over Jerald’s shoulder at drawbridge. Good night. sir. JERALD Very well. Will you be able to make it to town tonight? VICTOR I’m sorry. sir.CONTINUOUS Jason stands. closes and bolts the castle door. VICTOR Thank you. the Magistrate asks that you stay indoors. In that case. A knock at the door.) Would you like to come out so we can talk about this. head held down. watches Jerald leave. I will immediately secure the castle. then back to Jerald. ear pressed to door. VICTOR That won’t be a problem. for your own safety.78. sir. I would not be much help. ashamed. INT. Victor stays at door. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I’m merely a doctor. JERALD I understand.STORAGE ROOM . Good night. JASON No.

JASON Yes. enters.. VICTOR And I told you what would happen. VICTOR People saw you? JASON Yes. VICTOR Follow me. didn’t I? Jason raises his head. VICTOR Didn’t I tell you not to do that? JASON Yes. out of fear. wants to kill you. sir. Victor shakes his head. VICTOR (O. .S. VICTOR And now the whole town. now! JASON Yes.but I was bored.79. sighs. looks at Victor.ENTRY HALL . head bowed. Jason hangs his head. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON I’m sorry.) Get out here.CONTINUOUS Jason.. I just wanted someone to talk to. VICTOR You went outside the castle? JASON Yes.

Victor reaches out to grab the handles. Victor tries harder. raises drawbridge. JASON I promise. hands on winch handles.promise me you won’t lower the drawbridge. Winch does not move. I could use your help. effortlessly. sir.CONTINUOUS Victor sets down lantern. more importantly. takes a deep breath. JASON What are we doing here? VICTOR We’re going to do something that hasn’t been done since the war. no one can get out. Victor amazed as Jason casually moves handles. eyes lowered. VICTOR That was quite impressive Jason looks sad. Jason slowly walks to the other set of handles. Jason stands head down. I’ll hear it. looks sad. We’re going to raise the drawbridge. VICTOR Jason. Drawbridge raised.. JASON Yes. Victor steps back. VICTOR If you try to lower the drawbridge. tries to pull down. A thunderous. No movement. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor grabs two large wooden handles. INT.80. Jason close by. prepares himself.WINCH ROOM . . Massive winch dominates room. winch rotates quickly. echoing boom. (beat) . depressed. VICTOR (CONT’D) With the drawbridge up no one can get in.. and...

leaves. dear. Room darkens. As Elizabeth brings meal to Jonathan. JONATHAN I’m home! ELIZABETH We heard you. Elizabeth pauses. INT. only partially seen. Behind Elizabeth. means my dinner should be be ready. your dinner is ready.81. Jonathan pulls a book out from his pouch. Sit down. Deirdre prepares two dinner plates. sighs. Blazing fire in fireplace. whispering) I don’t feel very hungry right now. JONATHAN Deirdre. waiting for me. come here and see the present I got you for your birthday.NIGHT Jonathan enters. DEIRDRE My birthday was last week. Elizabeth brings plate and mug to Jonathan. Deirdre focuses on the two dinner plates. let’s have dinner. Jason motionless. . JONATHAN I’m home. dear. ELIZABETH Yes. JASON (sad. Jonathan’s daughter helps with meal. Victor sighs. Elizabeth (Jonathan’s wife) preparing dinner. Dinner is almost ready. Deirdre (Jonathan’s daughter) is seen. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . Jonathan sits down at the table. Victor grabs lantern. JASON I understand. VICTOR Okay.

DEIRDRE It’s a book of fairy tales. clears his throat. I’ve been working very hard. Jonathan tosses book across table. JONATHAN The monster the whole town has been talking about. It tried to attack me. Deirdre remains standing.. DEIRDRE Thank you. the monster . JONATHAN (food in mouth) Well. Deirdre shocked. ELIZABETH What happened? Jonathan takes a drink.. Where did you get it? JONATHAN (with pride) I took it from that monster in the forest. Deirdre brings plates to table. The one I was just deputized to help kill. don’t I get a thank you? Deirdre sits at table. JONATHAN I was in the woods when I saw a deer. Out of no where. looks through it. Deirdre picks up the book.82. ELIZABETH The monster? DEIRDRE (shocked. JONATHAN Don’t take that tone with me young lady. looks at the book. nervous) What monster? Jonathan looks up from his meal. Elizabeth concerned.It attacked patrolman Kirby today. too.

. dear. looks sad... young lady. JONATHAN Well. and my arrow hit the monster. The same monster they say attacked those children at the lake. what did the monster look like? Jonathan finishes his meal. that’s all.your birthday present. Deirdre picks up book. it’s very tall. burps. JONATHAN What’s wrong with you? DEIRDRE (softly) No one got attacked at the lake. Jonathan slowly rises. . tears in her eyes. to defend the deer. JONATHAN (CONT’D) The monster ran towards me and I fought it off.. ELIZABETH You certainly are brave! Deirdre looks at the book. Deirdre gasps.83. When it fled into the forest. I got my bow out. leaves table. JONATHAN And how would you know that? Deirdre stands silent. Green and brown. How do you know what happened at the lake? DEIRDRE I. it dropped this book. JONATHAN I asked you a question. DEIRDRE Daddy. JONATHAN appeared and savagely attacked it.I just heard.

ELIZABETH Jonathan. arms up in defense. girl! DEIRDRE (in pain) I promised! Jonathan twists Deirdre’s wrist again. and I want that money! DEIRDRE (screaming. twists it. Elizabeth cries in pain. crying in pain) He’s not a monster! He’s just a boy! JONATHAN That thing is no child! DEIRDRE You’re hurting me.84. Deirdre gasps in pain. stop it! Jonathan slaps Elizabeth. crying. Jonathan twists her wrist again. ELIZABETH Jonathan. JONATHAN Tell me what you saw. Elizabeth rises. Deirdre sobs uncontrollably. Were you there? Deirdre walks away. JONATHAN You play with those children all the time. JONATHAN Don’t interfere woman! They’re offering two hundred gold sovereigns for the monster. Jonathan rushes around the table. Jonathan grabs Deirdre’s wrist. . no! Deirdre turns. Stop! JONATHAN I’ll stop when you tell me about the monster! Elizabeth sits. Deirdre cries in pain. cringes. Deirdre cries in pain.

JONATHAN Talk child! I’m losing my patience! DEIRDRE (crying) The boy’s name is Jason. she’s hurt. We have to get her to a doctor. in tears. Jonathan pushes Deirdre away. You get her to a doctor. he lives in the castle. JONATHAN I’m going to go handle some official deputy business.. He was going to read to me today. clutching her left wrist. Deirdre falls. understand? ELIZABETH Jonathan. I know that for a fact! DEIRDRE (crying) His dad. Jonathan rips the book from Deirdre’s hand. JONATHAN Jason Frankenstein is dead. this was an accident! Understand! Elizabeth and Deirdre nod.saved him. comforts her. Elizabeth rushes to Deirdre. JONATHAN I’m busy.85. JONATHAN This book? The monster was bringing this book for you? DEIRDRE He’s not a monster! Jonathan throws the book into the fireplace.. . But. Jonathan sneers. You two stay here and not a word of this is anyone.

Magistrate Aldred. EXT. JONATHAN Aldred! What are you doing out here? MAGISTRATE ALDRED We’re on patrol. . MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. You know how clumsy women can be. just a little kitchen accident. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened? JONATHAN Nothing serious. Elizabeth. William and Robert ride up. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . Jonathan. appear in doorway behind Jonathan. Elizabeth is taking Deirdre to the doctor. Thought I’d stop by and see my granddaughter. is everything okay? Elizabeth looks away. Where are you going? JONATHAN I’m going to meet with a few of the other deputies. Perhaps some other time.86. and Deirdre. holding her left wrist. of course not. hooded cloak hides her face. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Leaving? I specifically asked people stay indoors. JONATHAN Why? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason? JONATHAN No.CONTINUOUS Jonathan rushes out. JONATHAN We were just leaving.


ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.


INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.


EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.

In b. My father will get angry if he knows I left the house. . Jason.VICTOR’S LAB . VICTOR (O. DEIRDRE Okay.S. Victor wakes. stretches. JASON You’ll never get home through that. Glimpses of movement. POACHER’S CAVE . Lightning. Distant lightning.g. Deirdre approach cave. INT. Victor leaves. but hurry. thunder. distant thunder. JASON The cave’s not that far. I know a secret cave where we can stay dry. stands up. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR Going to need Jason for some tests today. a second storm builds over the mountains.DAY Victor asleep at the desk.90.DAY Light rain. flashes of gray. EXT. Deirdre rubs her bandaged forearm. looks at his notes. You can leave as soon as the storm passes. The storm approaches.) (shouting) Jason! I need you in the lab today! Zarya’s muffled barks. looks concerned. Heavy rain. Jason and Deirdre cautiously move through bushes concealing cave entrance. Sounds of movement. several flashes of cloud-to-cloud lightning. Deirdre exit. DEIRDRE I’m not supposed to be out here. Jason. Rainfall. Above the mountains. Come with me.

Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Jason tries to pull it. POACHER’S CAVE . Deirdre and Jason scan walls of cave. JASON I forgot about the switch. JASON Come on! Deirdre shrugs. Jason uses both his hands to try to pull boulder.. Jason walks to the back of the cave.CONTINUOUS Jason lights lantern. Jason sighs. TUNNEL . follows Jason. just really busy. Deirdre looks at her wet clothes. DEIRDRE My dad is going to be furious. You can dry off there.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre reach the boulder. JASON It opened this morning! This is how I got out. He’s really nice. JASON Let’s go to the castle. DEIRDRE What about your father? JASON Well. Jason hands lantern to Deirdre. Nothing happens. Jason takes a step back. it acts as a switch to let the boulder move.91.. Nothing happens. Let’s look around here. Jason tries to push it. leans his shoulder against boulder. INT. DEIRDRE What switch? JASON On the other side of the boulder there is a torch holder. . INT.he should understand.

VICTOR Jason! END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. Zarya follows. Zarya follows. INT. Victor smiles. C) Victor looks in the kitchen.CONTINUOUS Victor enters. wags her tail.92. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR Jason? B) Victor looks in Jason’s room. . Zarya follows. what’s Plan B? Jason look of despair. JASON (CONT’D) Nothing. thunder. looks outside. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .DAY SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor looks in the library. D) Victor opens roof access door. I can’t get back home. VICTOR Jason! Come out! I don’t have time for hide and seek! Victor looks at Zarya. DEIRDRE So. girl.ENTRY HALL . We raised the drawbridge. Zarya follows. VICTOR You want to play? Zarya. find Jason! Go get him. JASON There is no Plan B. Lightning. Zarya sits. Zarya jumps up. runs to entrance of WELL ROOM.

A second wolf steps toward Deirdre. Victor looks down the well. bites his leg. First wolf leaps at Jason. yelping. A large wolf sniffs the ground just inside the cave. I saw it! JASON I heal quickly. sends it flying. tears in eyes. lifts her paw. scratches well wall.. First wolf stalks toward Jason. No wound is seen. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . into cave wall. A distant roll of echoing thunder. VICTOR Jason! Come out of there! Now! INT. these don’t.DAY Jason and Deirdre enter.WELL ROOM . Deirdre kneels. DEIRDRE You’re hurt! JASON I’m fine.. looks outside. . bites and tears her dress as Deirdre steps back and screams. DEIRDRE I thought animals liked you.93. Deirdre gasps. Jason’s leg glows green/white.CONTINUOUS Zarya. looks down at her dress. thunder. But we’re trapped here. Jason kicks first wolf off. Zarya runs to well. Second wolf leaps at Deirdre.it bit you. Deirdre stands. Both wolves limp out of cave. Deirdre holds her left arm across her chest. Jason hurries to cave entrance. A low growl echoes. POACHER’S CAVE . sits. Jason kicks second wolf. looks at Jason’s leg. stop. Lightning. DEIRDRE But. JASON Well. Victor enter. DEIRDRE My father will kill me when he sees my dress. INT. right hand massaging the bandages.

A knock on door. Rainfall. Bruise on her face.94. head hung low. tries to move boulder repeatedly. His feet come out from under him. she must have left early this morning. Victor slides down. What can I do? Elizabeth closes door. ELIZABETH She may have gone to warn it. VICTOR Where is he? END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor descends the ladder. ELIZABETH Deirdre is missing. No movement. moves his feet. ELIZABETH Dad. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Come in. silhouetted in light of the lantern. thunder. sets lantern down. Victor puts shoulder against boulder. of course. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . looks over papers. hooded cloak covers her face. pushes. C) Victor reaches boulder. back to boulder to a sitting position. Lightning.DAY Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? . Elizabeth enters. lowers her hood. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Where would she go? There’s a monster out there. B) Victor walks through the escape tunnel. I need your help. carries a lantern. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth.

Distant roll of thunder. walks toward forest. . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . but we’ll follow him. emerges from mists on drawbridge.Deirdre says it’s not a monster. we can stay along the edge of the mountains. drawbridge lowers slowly.. I don’t want to be trapped in a cave in the dark. She says it’s just some boy from the castle. DEIRDRE The light’s going out. My guess is he’ll lead us right to the monster. Muffled clank. ELIZABETH Deirdre. They watch the drawbridge lower. Magistrate Aldred stands up. The men gather their weapons. helps Elizabeth sit down. JASON If we leave. EXT. INT.. Lightning. thunder.DAY Light from lantern waivers. you can head home. fades. POACHER’S CAVE . wears heavy cloak and large hat. What’s he doing? JONATHAN I don’t know. JONATHAN I knew it! Get ready boys! Victor carries lantern. BEVAL That’s the doctor. follow Victor. When we get to the road. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. CARSEN The drawbridge! Jonathan and Beval join Carsen.DAY FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE sits clouded in mists and rain. Jason hands book to Deirdre. tell me what you know.95.

Jason grabs two large rocks. as a gift. guttural growl. DEIRDRE Thank you. I’ll hold them off. Jason grabs a rock. Thank you very much. Jason picks it up. dies. The wolves pause. Thunder.96. Wolves dodge. Pack Leader a deep. An enormous fallen tree blocks their path. Wolves appear. move closer. guttural growl. FOREST .. branch lands with a crash. thunder. Light from lantern flickers. then another. The wolves dodge. take this. JASON Deirdre. Jason throws a rock. wolves flee. Glimpse of a wolf. Movement is heard. Jason throws a rock. Light rain. Lightning.crawl under. Jason and Deirdre move on. thunder. The Pack Leader much larger than other wolves. throws it. A very large branch on the ground.CONTINUOUS Jason steps out of cave. Lightning. a large branch sticks out. A small crawl space under tree close-by. Deirdre puts book in large pocket of her dress. get out of here. Deirdre holds book to her chest with her right hand. It misses. JASON Here. Two wolves appear. EXT.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre walk cautiously. . Jason tears branch off. DEIRDRE What about you? Jason looks at the tree. Lightning. Sounds of movement increase. Jason and Deirdre step backwards against fallen tree. the wolf Pack Leader enters. effortlessly throws it. A low. Deirdre follows. POACHER’S CAVE .. Wolves growl. move forward. JASON Run. run for your life. EXT.

What do you think you’re doing? .CONTINUOUS Deirdre emerges from under fallen tree. JASON Bad doggies! Pack Leader attacks. DEIRDRE Help! Help us! EXT. Carsen and Beval grab Victor.DAY Small clearing on forest path. squeezes under tree. Deirdre yells. Wolf grabs Deirdre’s foot. Jonathan walks up. Sounds of battle. sound of tearing cloth. Victor’s hat falls. thunder. twists. yelps. FOREST . Pack Leader steps forward. twice.97. Jason knocks wolf away. snarls. stunned. More wolves appear. Deirdre screams. releases its grip. Jason glows green/white. EXT. what are you doing out here in the forest? VICTOR That’s none of your concern. doctor. DEIRDRE Jason? JASON Go! Please. FOREST . pulls. taps it. Lightning. move closer. Second wolf. throws it against a nearby tree. kicks second wolf. A second wolf attacks Deirdre. Jason grabs second wolf by scruff of neck. hold him against tree. Jason holds tree branch in right hand. I will do as I please. against open palm of left hand. lifts it. takes lantern from Victor. A wolf leaps at Jason. Deirdre dives under tree. sets it down. glows green/white. Wolves attack. JONATHAN Well. flashes of green/white light. These are my lands. A yelp of pain. runs with a slight limp. Lightning. thunder. DEIRDRE Ow! Help me! Help! Jason. gets stuck. Deirdre. once.

VICTOR You men are insane. looks pale. yelps. We know after your son died. Snarls. sounds of battle. Flashes of green/white light in the distance. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Victor stops struggling. I think you will.) (muffled. we know you’re going to tell us where it is. JONATHAN Oh. Victor struggles against the men holding him. DEIRDRE (O.S. doctor. Jonathan leans close to Victor. .98. thunder. you created a monster in your lab. after your son. distant) Ow! Help me! Help! CARSEN Jonathan! That’s your daughter! The men look toward the scream. JONATHAN I think we’re about to collect the reward money. smiles. loud thunder. Lightning. Jonathan puts his left forearm into Victor’s chest. Lightning. The monster you created. pushes Victor hard up into the tree. And. VICTOR What reward money? Jonathan uses his left hand to press Victor against the tree. JONATHAN The reward for the monster. We know you even named it Jason. JONATHAN We know it all. VICTOR I’m not going to tell you thugs anything! Jonathan draws his hunting knife.

99. Deirdre collapses. Kirby and Jerald ride into clearing. Carsen and Beval gasp. green/white flashes in the distance. A rumble of thunder. Beval drops his bow. Jonathan moves his forearm forcefully into Victor’s throat.S. .) (muffled. Lightning. gasps for breath. sounds of hooves. JONATHAN When you get to hell. doctor. JONATHAN Your monster is attacking my daughter! Victor struggles to breathe. rushes to Deirdre. VICTOR (barely audible) No. Lightning. why? JONATHAN I have my reasons! Yelps. Movement nearby. thunder. Robert. BEVAL Jonathan. howls. Deirdre stumbles into clearing. Carsen lowers his bow. William. Jonathan turns. Sounds of horses. DEIRDRE Help us. blood seeps between fingers. Victor holds stomach. tell them who sent you. Jonathan leans close to Victor. faints. distant) Help! Help us! Jonathan turns to Victor. JONATHAN I won’t let you make any more of those things! Jonathan stabs Victor. DEIRDRE (O. Jonathan pulls out knife. release Victor. Carsen and Beval draw their bows. Victor slides down tree. CARSEN We have company. Magistrate Aldred.

rides into clearing. dragging. thunder. a sound of wood hitting flesh. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get the child back to the horses! Spread out! JONATHAN No! The reward money’s mine! A yell. a yelp of pain. Elizabeth and Robert rush to Deirdre. DEIRDRE Jason! Run! . MAGISTRATE ALDRED (shouting over his shoulder) Elizabeth. shakes off her mother’s arms. looks around her. Heavy footsteps.S..Deirdre! BEVAL It’s the monster! CARSEN It’s coming for the girl. Silence. dear.) (muffled. distant) Deirdre!. we’ve found her! Elizabeth.. Lightning.100. The green/white light fades. Heavy footsteps. Robert. dragging. a flash of green/white light.S.) Deirdre! Deirdre gets to her feet. Deirdre opens her eyes. thunder. Magistrate Aldred. flanked by two patrolmen. DEIRDRE (weakly) Mom? ELIZABETH Everything will be okay. Robert and Elizabeth carry Deirdre behind the other patrolmen. Sounds of fighting. Elizabeth dismount. vanishes. A green/white glow approaches. Beval steps back. Lightning. green/white flashes in the distance. JASON (O. JASON (O.

Carson lowers his bow. thunder. Jason nervous. in tears. it’s okay. We’re just going to talk. DEIRDRE Don’t hurt him! He hasn’t hurt anyone! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Deirdre. A voice. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the patrolmen) Stand down. DEIRDRE Tell them. Deirdre looks up at Jason. Patrolman confused. turns to face patrolman. oh. Lightning. . steps backwards. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to Jason) Jason? Jason Frankenstein? JASON Umm. Carsen raises his bow. JONATHAN I’m not going to talk! Get away from my daughter. Gasps of surprise. slowly lower their weapons.uh. Magistrate Aldred steps forward. drags carcass of Pack Leader. yes. JASON I. of creature from Jason’s dream. whispers of disbelief.. lower your weapons.. Jason stumbles through bushes into clearing. drops the carcass. monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Enough! Back-off now! Jonathan takes a step back. echoing in b. Deirdre rushes to Jason. arms wide.101.umm.. Heavier rain falls.. Jonathan steps forward. Patrolmen draw their weapons. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason? What happened to you? Jason looks around..g.

JASON I remember you.102. Anguish in Deirdre’s face... in tears.they tried to kill me.O. stumbles backward. Carsen and Beval take a few steps backwards. DEIRDRE Daddy? JONATHAN Lies! This demon is simply trying to trick us! Deirdre.. The horse hurt me really bad. DEIRDRE Why? Jonathan steps forward. Thunder. Jonathan raises his hunting knife. JASON (CONT’D) A man on a black horse chased me. JASON They’re right there. Jason steps toward Jonathan.. JONATHAN You’ll pay for these lies.. Laughing as you chased me. JASON I saw poachers. Carsen and Beval. CREATURE (V.tell them. JONATHAN Enough! Why are we listening to this thing? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Did you see the people that hurt you? Jason slowly points to Jonathan.. . Lightning. Gasps of surprise.) Tell them.

holds Victor by the shoulders. JONATHAN No one is listening to you. JASON Daddy! Blinding flash of green/white light. he’s dead. Jason cries out. in tears. Jason turns. monster. splinters over Jason’s head and shoulder. Jason steps to the left. JASON I’m not a helpless little boy any more! My father made me strong! JONATHAN Your father can’t help you anymore. Jonathan thrown backwards. closer to Jonathan. JONATHAN When you get to hell. straight through Jonathan. Thunder. A bow crashes down. kneels next to Victor. . The green/white light fades. Jason’s head and shoulder glow brighter. shouts. Jason reaches his hands out. Jason rushes to Victor.103. JASON Daddy? Jason’s skin flickers with intense spots of green/white light. tears in eyes. Jonathan smiles. Carsen looks at his shattered bow. Nearby lightning. JASON What? A flash of lightning reflects off Jonathan’s hunting knife and the blood on it. Victor’s body sits against the tree. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Stand down! Jason steps over the carcass. a roar of thunder. boy. say hello to your father. Horses panic. illuminated by the lantern. JASON Daddy? Daddy? It’s time to wake up. Jason. lands hard against a distant tree. glows softly. Everyone turns away or shields their eyes. shakes him gently.

thunder. jumps. . Jonathan smiles. Jonathan. throws his bow to the ground. Jason flees. black-fletched arrow notched. raises a fist. Carsen lands at feet of Magistrate Aldred. sends him flying backwards. lowers his arms.104. I have every intention of dealing with the monster. Jonathan releases Deirdre. JASON Leave me alone! Jason punches Carsen in the chest. DEIRDRE (O. remnants of bow and black-fletched arrows from his quiver scatter over the ground. what are you doing? You’re not going to let the monster get away? Magistrate Aldred lowers his sword to his side. The arrow misses. Jonathan slowly steps away. Deirdre runs to Elizabeth’s arms. stands tall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED No.S. Jonathan staggers forward. Lightning. bow drawn. JONATHAN Aldred. raises his arms. grabs Deirdre. Victor’s cloak falls. Jason lifts Victor.) No! Dierdre rushes forward. Jonathan yells in frustration. knocks Jonathan’s bow. WILLIAM Your orders. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Robert. JONATHAN You little brat! Sound of well-oiled steel sliding over leather. The point of a sword appears at Jonathan’s throat. a flash of steel. takes aim at Jason. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (coldly) I won’t do that if I were you. escort my daughter and grandchild back to town.

you and the other patrolmen will immediately place Jonathan and his friends under arrest. in pain. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval.. Jonathan struggles briefly against Jerald’s efforts to tie his hands behind his back. It’s not ten feet tall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan. stunned. The other patrolman lifts Carsen. from the ground. sir. see to it the body of that creature is brought to town.. ROBERT Yes. Beval does not resist. sir! Robert moves Elizabeth and Deirdre to his horse. JONATHAN You’ve got no proof! Nothing! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Murder and poaching are hanging offenses. you are under arrest for poaching. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby.yes. Magistrate Aldred turns to Jonathan. You are under arrest for the murder of Baron Victor Frankenstein. but it’s the only thing with fangs and claws I’ve seen today. JONATHAN What? What for? Jerald moves towards Jonathan. . One patrolman approaches Beval. KIRBY (embarrassed) Ummm. Magistrate Aldred motions towards carcass of Pack Leader with his sword. Jason Frankenstein. You are under arrest for the attempted murder of the boy. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald. points his sword.105.

. JONATHAN Aldred.. I’m your son-in-law.g. Captain.General. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (very coldly) When you’re safely in jail. . BEVAL (whispering) A good man. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald.. please. leans close. Elizabeth and Deirdre. Remember? In the b.. Robert holds the reins. JERALD Yes..I’m a war hero. sir.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) I have all the evidence I think I need. you’ll beg for the hangman’s noose before I’m done with you. I’m going to have a nice long talk with my daughter and granddaughter.106. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Sorry. sit atop Robert’s horse. place Jonathan in solitary confinement.except me. walks the horse away. Magistrate Aldred steps next to Jonathan. Don’t do this. hands tied behind his back. William walks up to Magistrate Aldred. but I am sure I can find a good man who might be willing to exchange his testimony to avoid a date with the hangman.. head down.yes.you can’t do this.. If I find out all those kitchen accidents weren’t really accidents.. He’s to speak to no one. Beval stands.. the war’s over.. sir. when you can’t threaten anyone. JONATHAN Aldred. Magistrate Aldred steps back.

WILLIAM The drawbridge. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We can’t. Magistrate Aldred shouts. We have some more work to do. sir. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The monster is on his way to solitary confinement. WILLIAM What about the monster.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason! Jason Frankenstein!. points to the lantern. sir. How do we get across? Magistrate Aldred curses under his breath.. sighs. WILLIAM Yes. WILLIAM I. sir. Drawbridge is raised. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . EXT.107. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William.We want to talk to you! EXT. distant) Jason!.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.Frankenstein! . Dark clouds obscure sky and mountains above castle.COURTYARD .. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . will you get that lantern and ride with me.. Magistrate Aldred nods.S.) (shouting.NIGHT Magistrate Aldred and William approach FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. I mean the Frankenstein boy.

) (mufled.I love you. .CONTINUOUS Everything is dark..... INT.S... Fog/mist condense into words: "The End" The words evaporate back into fog/mist.after their adventures. blood-stained. Geppetto put Pinocchio to bed.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. in tears) Pinocchio and Geppetto.) (softly) Good night. but he learned to be brave..made it safely home. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .so that he and his father would live happily ever after... FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: JASON (O.. Fog/mist begins to obscure scene Jason closes book. Room goes dark. cradled in Jason’s lap.. INT.S..I love you very much.. Zarya on floor nearby.Pinocchio prayed the Blue Fairy would come and turn him into a real boy. echoing) Frankenstein!. Victor.... and to listen to his father..108... JASON (reading.STUDY . Room starts to darken..to not tell lies. in tears) Pinocchio had made many mistakes... JASON The End. Daddy.) (reading.ENTRY HALL . except for the dim light of a small fire in fireplace...S. Jason reads to Victor. dead.and kissed him good night.Frankenstein! JASON (O.

grasps Deborah’s hand. Katherine looks disappointed. Deborah. Deborah and Katherine appear. fade away. smiles. Katherine gives Victor a big kiss on his cheek. DEBORAH It’s not his time. points of light appear. smiles broader. KATHERINE But.g.not now. hugs Katherine. DEBORAH We’ll never be apart again. Is Jason coming too? Victor stands up. smiles. EXT. right? Victor looks at Katherine and then at Deborah. "HEAVEN" White mist and clouds fill the scene. He sees Deborah and Katherine. In b. Victor looks at his clothes. VICTOR Of course we will. VICTOR Not now sweetheart. I’ve truly missed you. KATHERINE Welcome home. Victor goes to one knee. Victor embraces Deborah. Victor. DEBORAH Welcome beloved! VICTOR Oh.109. smiles.. KATHERINE We’ll wait for him. I want to play with my big brother again. Deborah smiles. sparkle. enters. Deborah looks at Katherine.. Daddy. . in fine formal attire.

VICTOR (O. Deborah and Katherine fade away into points of sparkling light.110.)(CONT’D) We’ll wait. small points of light sparkle on their outlines as they move away. Backs turned..S. FOG/MIST OBSCURE THE SCENE TO BLACK: FADE OUT THE END . they walk away into the mists. turn and each grasp one of Katherine’s hands.together.. Victor. Victor and Deborah release their hands.

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