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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. bow drawn. Fleeting shapes. walks away. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. The horses are nervous. moving restlessly. 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. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. Sounds of horses panicking. CARSEN Beval was right. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. CARSEN I know. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. scans forest. Jonathan. looks down. Sounds of movement.that’s one big monster. The men look at each other..59. points down. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! . guttural growl resonates.. A low. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. Beval and Carsen restrain horses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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