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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:
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT
  • DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.)
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS
  • VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D)
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS
  • INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM)
  • FOG/MIST EVAPORATES
  • INT. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER - CONTINUOUS (DREAM)
  • INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS (DREAM)
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. FOREST - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. LAKE SIDE - CONTINUOUS
  • MONTAGE
  • END MONTAGE
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - DAY
  • EXT. LAKE SIDE - LATER
  • 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?
  • EXT. FOREST - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - NIGHT
  • KATHERINE’S (VICTOR’S DEAD DAUGHTER)
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - ENTRY HALL - CONTINUOUS
  • B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing
  • MONTAGE ENDS
  • INT. TOWN TAVERN - NIGHT
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED
  • INT. TOWN STABLE - CONTINUOUS
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D)
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - NIGHT
  • EXT. "HEAVEN" (DREAM)
  • FOG/MIST EVAPORATES QUICKLY, AS IF BLOWN AWAY
  • D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed
  • H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.S.)
  • Victor steps out into the COURTYARD
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS
  • 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
  • "JASON FRANKENSTEIN
  • EXT. FOREST - DAY
  • JONATHAN (CONT’D)
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - DAY
  • SERIES OF SHOTS
  • END SERIES OF SHOTS
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - KITCHEN - DAY
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DINING ROOM - NIGHT
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - ROOF BATTLEMENTS - DAY
  • VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. How?
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. POACHER’S CAVE - CONTINUOUS
  • FOCUS ON the deer pelts. Jason’s breath becomes labored
  • EXT. FOREST - DAY (FLASHBACK)
  • JASON’S POV
  • RETURN TO SCENE
  • EXT. POACHER’S CAVE - CONTINUOUS
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE:
  • EXT. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM)
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE TO DARKNESS:
  • BEVAL’S POV
  • BACK TO SCENE
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LATER
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - KITCHEN - NIGHT
  • EXT. TOWN STABLE - CONTINUOUS
  • EXT. POACHER’S CAVE - LATER
  • EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY
  • MIST/FOG OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK:
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE INTO DARKNESS:
  • INT. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE - NIGHT
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - DAY
  • EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY
  • INT. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE - DAY
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. Anything else Kirby?
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - KITCHEN - LATER
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - STORAGE ROOM - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WINCH ROOM - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - NIGHT
  • EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason?
  • MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened?
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS
  • INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY
  • EXT. POACHER’S CAVE - DAY
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY
  • INT. POACHER’S CAVE - DAY
  • INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - STUDY - CONTINUOUS
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK:
  • EXT. "HEAVEN"
  • FOG/MIST OBSCURE THE SCENE TO BLACK:

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

Durkis

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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