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FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.
quickly leaves. You’ll have to.S. Gasps of shock. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER . Victor grabs his bag. . threatens Victor. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. OFFICER (O. Sounds of distant fighting. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital. VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders..S. Victor looks up at his escorts.3.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. I have patients right here who need my attention. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry.. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room. The officer draws his sword. VICTOR (CONT’D) Am I free to go? The officer nods. The bleeding has been stopped.) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor. VICTOR (O. MILITARY OFFICER That was not a request doctor! You will come with me now! The soldier grabs Victor’s medical bag.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center.
several items on the floor. Bloodstained bedsheets cover Edgar’s face. Victor.Daddy. VICTOR What happened? NURSE I’m sorry..4.) Doctor.. Victor hangs his head. JASON (CONT’D) Made a mess again.not my brother. okay? . MILITARY HOSPITAL . FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS NURSE (O. elbows on knees. it seems so. INT. hands over face. VICTOR Huh? What? JASON It’s time to wake up. huh? VICTOR Yes.doctor. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .CONTINUOUS (DREAM) Victor hurries in.DAY JASON (O. sits down next to Edgar. The desk is a mess. We couldn’t stop the bleeding. VICTOR No. FOG/MIST EVAPORATE Victor awakes with a start. in grief. INT..VICTOR’S LAB .. I’ll clean this up while you start breakfast.S..S. Jason looks at the clutter..) Daddy.
Any new inventions last night? VICTOR No. JASON Good morning. JASON Does it work? VICTOR Sometimes. Jason prepares breakfast. JASON What’s with the red and blue barrels? VICTOR Ahhhh. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor and Jason sit down. the spark machine.CONTINUOUS KITCHEN is cluttered. Zarya sits nearby. JASON (smiling) Sometimes? Like your other experiments? VICTOR I’ll find the answer to all the problems. you’ll see.KITCHEN . When I combine different plants and minerals into each barrel I can create a spark. Victor enters. If I . VICTOR Thanks Jason. Daddy. Like the lightning from a storm. just smaller. INT. not really. It can make muscles twitch or help a heart keep beating. eat. JASON Why do you need to replace blood? VICTOR During the war I saw too many people die because they lost too much blood from their wounds. The blood replacement works in small doses.5.
EXT.. I can save a lot of lives. EXT.and I was unable to save your sister when she was overcome by the consumption.. VICTOR (CONT’D) A little skin discoloration.I was unable to save your mother when your sister was born. I haven’t earned any playtime.CONTINUOUS Two men (Beval and Carsen) kneel behind tall bushes. There’s so much I need to do. VICTOR can figure out how to replace that blood... VICTOR (somber.with minor side effects. JASON You work too hard. My work is important. You need to go out and play. softly) Adults don’t get to play.. Zarya emerge from the mist covering the drawbridge.. that’s all..... son. to the forest. actually. But I’ll fix that problem too. JASON (laughing to himself) Do those work yet? VICTOR Yes.I was unable to save my own brother. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . questioningly. watch Jason and Zarya run down a forest path. run along the road. FOREST .CONTINUOUS Jason.I was not here when your grandfather died because I was forced into the war.6. Jason looks up.. especially when the moss patches are used. . they do.to make things right..
Jason grabs a rock. At least I’m putting them to good use. doesn’t help the sick in town. CARSEN It will be our necks if we’re caught. JONATHAN That brat probably scared off what little game there was around here. these are my lands now. A third man (Jonathan) joins Beval and Carsen. JONATHAN What’s the problem? CARSEN It’s the baron’s son and his dog. Zarya snuggles up next to him. CARSEN Come on.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya enter large clearing near lake. We don’t want to be caught poaching on the baron’s lands. Carsen and Beval exchange looks of concern. Zarya chases the ducks as they fly off. JONATHAN The baron? Don’t make me laugh! That useless excuse for a doctor does nothing but sit in his castle. The men watch Jason and Zarya run off into the forest. Jason sits down behind a large boulder. The three men fade back into the shadows of the forest. let’s try a different location. BEVAL It’s the Frankenstein boy. throws it at some ducks. EXT. The baron signed a warrant against poachers on his lands. LAKE SIDE .7. As far as I’m concerned. . BEVAL Hunting has been poor all year. He doesn’t take care of his land.
. . Deirdre approaches. Jason backs into the lake.here’s your ball.not really. A girl (Deirdre). Jason backs away. Deirdre angry. A splash. Deirdre chases the ball..8. shakes herself off... Deirdre extends one finger.. DEIRDRE I’ve never seen you around before. Dierdre falls into the water. Are you new in the town? JASON No. Zarya delivers the ball to Jason. enters tossing a ball with two younger children. Zarya retrieves the ball.. sprays Deirdre. helps Jason up.. water splashes. The ball lands in the water. Jason smiles. DEIRDRE Oh. the same age as Jason. trying not to laugh) No. The younger children laugh. pushes Jason over. I live in the castle with my father. so you think it’s funny do you? JASON (smiling. The younger children laugh. I’m Deirdre. extends a hand. stops at the water’s edge.it’s just water. you go get it. I’ll show you funny. He’s a doctor. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) Hi. approaches Jason. Zarya dives past Deirdre into the water. JASON I’m Jason. Jason loses his balance. DEIRDRE Well. DEIRDRE You threw it. Deirdre leans over. JASON (apologetic) Umm. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) There! Now we’re even. Gasps of surprise.
D) Jason.. Deirdre and younger children play keep-away.. perhaps? Deirdre and younger children leave. Zarya pants in exhaustion.it’s just.9. B) Jason..my father’s really busy. . and. Want to play again tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. Deirdre and younger children play catch. C) Jason. JASON I had fun. but bring some food.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE It’s getting late. A picnic. JASON Sure! MONTAGE A) Jason. JASON See you tomorrow. haunted castle? JASON It’s not haunted. END MONTAGE EXT. Jason smiles.... Deirdre and younger children play tag. Deirdre and younger children chase after Zarya. DEIRDRE (smiling) Don’t worry about it! Let’s play! It would be good to finally have someone my own age to play with. waves. LAKE SIDE . We have to get back. DEIRDRE You mean the old.
JASON I’ll be late! INT. tosses it away. EXT. JASON Sorry... Zarya emerges from under the covers. it’s a long walk from the castle. Jason and Zarya enter. EXT. knocks an item off the desk. it’s about time. Zarya sprints after it.umm.DAY Jason wakes up. JASON Come on girl. Jason sleepily opens window. JASON Time to wake up.. . The room is a mess.JASON’S BEDROOM . emerges from the mists over the drawbridge. JASON Yes. DEIRDRE Well. Victor is asleep at the desk. barks. Daddy! Victor mumbles in his sleep. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya pokes her head over the raised edge of the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya rushes after Jason. eats a turkey leg. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . LAKE SIDE .let me set things up.. DEIRDRE You brought a picnic! How wonderful! Jason smiles.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason holds the remains of the turkey leg.LATER Deirdre picks flowers.CONTINUOUS Jason carries a large basket.10.CONTINUOUS Jason looks into the LAB. INT. blushes. tail wagging.
DEIRDRE A date.a what? Deirdre causally walks away.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE I had a wonderful time today.. but I have to get back home. END MONTAGE EXT. D) Zarya steals food while Jason looks at Deirdre. JASON But. Maybe we can meet again in a few days. But you have to bring a picnic. a picnic. B) Jason and Deirdre play catch with Zarya. okay. LAKE SIDE . She selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them.11. into the lake. F) Deirdre picks flowers. Why are you throwing flowers into the water? . skip stones into the water. I have to help my Dad with chores and stuff. one at a time. JASON I had fun too. DEIRDRE Okay. C) Jason and Deirdre sit down and eat. E) Jason and Deirdre walk along the lake shore.. Jason and Deirdre fold the picnic cloth. The sun gets low in the western sky. Jason blushes. MONTAGE A) Jason pulls out an elegant cloth (with the Frankenstein crest embroidered on it). it’s a date. JASON A. Jason sets out the food.
A black-fletched arrow flies into the tree right next to Jason’s head. Zarya stops short. Jonathan moves his horse next to Beval and Carsen. . Jonathan. BEVAL Why. Deirdre picks more flowers. softly growls. Jason shakes his head. They’re pretty and they look nice in the water. Zarya growls. Carsen places his hand on his hunting knife. leaves. spurs his horse forward.12. Jason runs. JASON Girls are strange. BEVAL May God have mercy on our souls. The deer staggers. JONATHAN You two get that kill back to the cave. Sounds of movement. JASON Poachers. stumbling. Jonathan? He’s just a boy. Jonathan’s shot misses. EXT. crouches. Jason stops. atop a black horse. DEIRDRE I don’t know. Jason backs up to a tree. A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from its side. I’ll take care of the witness. Jason steps backward as Beval and Carsen appear. two more arrows are shot into the deer. Beval looks anguished. draws his bow. FOREST .CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya walk along a dim forest path. JONATHAN A boy who can cost us our lives! Get moving! Jonathan notches another black-fletched arrow. killing it.
Zarya fiercely barks. lowers the bow. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Zarya’s barking is heard moving away. torn flesh. Zarya runs at Jason’s side. breaks from the forest. Jonathan raises his bow. Jonathan looks up. Zarya leaps at Jonathan’s leg. dodges between trees. back to the forest. Cries of pain. Jason rolls over. Jonathan spurs his horse into a sprint over Jason’s body.13. Jonathan spurs his horse forward. The basket shatters beneath the horse’s hooves. . Jonathan leans forward. JASON Noooo! The horse pounds his front hooves down. pauses. FOREST . Jason’s raises his arm defensively. Zarya barks at the attackers. Jason stumbles forward. boy. Jonathan spins the horse around. smiles. runs him over. Jonathan repositions his horse. A kick sends Zarya to the ground with a yelp. a road in sight across a large field. tell them who sent you.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. The sun sets. The sun begins to set. exhausted. EXT. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears. basket in hand. barking. The horse overtakes Jason. Jason drops the basket. The sound of broken bones. flails its front legs. Hoof beats approaching. badly injured. A cart with a lit lantern approaches. Jonathan repositions his horse. Zarya runs towards the cart. brings its front hooves down. Arrows strike the trunks of trees as Jason passes by. pats the horse on the neck. Jonathan sneers. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears back. silhouetted against the setting sun. The sound of broken bones. let’s have some fun. JONATHAN Come on boy. Jason.
VICTOR Not my son. Zarya whines repeatedly. I don’t know what happened. Mist forms near Victor’s head. Something attacked him. runs back along the road. in grief.NIGHT . Victor staggers. God no. VICTOR Spencer. Victor’s face a mask of despair. lays down next to Jason. sees Jason. SPENCER Saints protect us. He’s all I have left. Zarya lays next to Jason. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . A storm brews over the mountains. Spencer stops his cart. barks again. The mist condenses into a ghostly image of the face of Edgar. Zarya leads Spencer to where Jason lays. steps down the stairs using the banister for support. As the cart gets close.CONTINUOUS Zarya reaches the cart. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. Victor turns ashen. SPENCER I’m sorry sir. EXT.14. SPENCER Doctor Frankenstein! Baron! Come quickly! Spencer dismounts as Victor opens the castle doors. Spencer climbs down. barks at the driver (Spencer).NIGHT Spencer’s cart enters the COURTYARD. FOREST . reaches a hand toward Jason. Zarya barks. Victor. EXT. stops. SPENCER What do you want girl? You’re a long way from home.COURTYARD . Zarya’s muzzle touching Jason’s hand. squints. . why the commotion? Victor sees Jason in the back of the cart. Zarya runs next to Jason. barks. steadies himself against the stone banister of the castle steps.
sir? Victor. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a young woman (Deborah). lifts Jason into his arms. no. SPENCER I’m sorry. carries him slowly up the entry steps. sir. VICTOR (whispering) I failed you all. the ghostly image fades. okay. VICTOR No. VICTOR I’ve lost everything. Zarya follows. EDGAR’S IMAGE Hey. shifts. SPENCER Is there anything I can do. The door closes with a low. coughing. looking ill. don’t let me die. KATHERINE’S (VICTOR’S DEAD DAUGHTER) IMAGE Daddy. . The ghostly image fades. Victor turns from the misty image. disheveled hair. Victor. echoing thud. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a very young girl (Katherine). little brother. DEBORAH’S (VICTOR’S DEAD WIFE) IMAGE You take good care of our daughter. wet with sweat. I love you very much. Victor carries Jason through the open door of the castle. I don’t feel very good. in tears. in a trance. Deborah’s eyes close. it fades away.15. VICTOR Please.
back against the castle door. Lightning.CONTINUOUS Victor places Jason on a large table next to the desk. falls to one knee. cradles Jason’s body. Jason makes a weak but audible gasp. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .CONTINUOUS Victor. . applies them to Jason’s wounds.. Books and other items tossed to the floor. A weak.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor listens to Jason’s chest. thunder. irregular heart beat. Victor carries Jason with slow. Zarya follows Victor. VICTOR (CONT’D) You’re alive! Victor stands. D) Cloth wraps applied to keep the moss patches in place.. lifts Jason. a roll of thunder. A flash of lightning.not like the others. INT. VICTOR I won’t lose you. The storm grows. works furiously on Jason.ENTRY HALL . mechanical steps.. C) Victor soaks pre-prepared moss patches in a bucket of water. MONTAGE A) Victor tosses off his coat. thunder. INT. VICTOR (CONT’D) I won’t fail you! I won’t let you die! Victor carries Jason up the castle main stairs. (beat) .VICTOR’S LAB . B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing. Victor stumbles. VICTOR Jason? Victor checks for a pulse at Jason’s neck. Lightning.16. with renewed energy. in a trance. Victor grabs a listening tube from his desk.
moss patches and cloth wraps blur together and continue until Jason is covered from head to toe in moss patches and cloth wraps. with a stopcock on the desk controlling the flow. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. unsteady. E) The storm rages outside. MONTAGE ENDS INT. A small spark. VICTOR No! A flash of lightning illuminates the red and blue barrels on the desk. Victor sighs.VICTOR’S LAB . The wires are touched to the sides of Jason’s chest. thunder.17. thunder. no. Jason’s body arches. Victor adds large jars of red and blue powder then water to the barrels. A sharpened quill the needle. The storm rages. VICTOR You have a lot of broken bones son. touches them to the sides of Jason’s chest. whispers. no. Lightning. stops. Victor leans forward. Quill inserted into Jason’s arm. Lightning. VICTOR You’ve lost too much blood. . a loud clash of thunder. A large spark. Jason’s body twitches. VICTOR (CONT’D) The blood replacement! Victor prepares a transfusion. Victor grabs the wires coming from the barrels. glass container filled with green liquid is seen.CONTINUOUS Victor presses the listening tube to Jason’s chest. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. unsteady. images of scissors. I’ll give you something for the pain. The heartbeat is weak. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR No. A roll of thunder. The flow adjusted to a slow drip. The heartbeat is strong. The large. Zarya whines. faint. Lightning. I’m going to have to set them. The heart beat is weak. steady.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED Animals? SPENCER None that I saw.18. in the distance. Muted gasps of surprise. I don’t know of any forest animals that trample people.NIGHT Spencer enters. The right side of the Magistrate’s face is covered by a leather mask. TOWN TAVERN . sir. It was getting dark and you know my eyes don’t work like they used to. smiles. a hood covers his head partially concealing his face. .) What do you mean trampled? Magistrate Aldred stands at the entrance. A storm outside.and that dog was barking like crazy. In the far corner. It was dark.my eyes. INT. crushed. cloaked from head to toe. And a very bad night too.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.S. SPENCER Magistrate! Yes. Spencer? The Bartender places a filled mug in front of Spencer. sir! The boy looked like he had taken a very bad fall. a table partially hidden in shadows. Jonathan leans forward.. The Frankenstein boy died today. BARTENDER Late night. Not seen anything like it since the war. Trampled. I just found the boy’s body on the side of the road. Bones broken. SPENCER Yes. Behind Magistrate Aldred stands a patrolman (Jerald). bloody. BARTENDER What happened? SPENCER I don’t know..
where is it? BEVAL Stall three. Jerald leave. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED (sternly) Jonathan’s stallion. The Baron was overwhelmed with grief. Magistrate Aldred.19.CONTINUOUS Beval. Jonathan smiles. quickly hides items behind a post. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED And the body? SPENCER Delivered to the castle. voice agreement. Spencer. leans back into the shadows. Must be a curse. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Thank you. returns to Beval. sir. Patrons nod. looks over Jonathan’s horse. SPENCER So much death and tragedy around the Frankenstein family. Magistrate Aldred walks to and opens the stall door. INT. BEVAL Magistrate. The Magistrate closes the stall door. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Freshly washed. surprised by the sudden entrance of Magistrate Aldred and Jerald. Why did Jonathan have his horse bathed at night? . TOWN STABLE . what can I do for you? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan’s horse. I may wish to talk to you again tomorrow. Rain falls outside.
BEVAL Jonathan loves that horse. don’t you agree. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Unless its been trained. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. walks back to the stall.20. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald? JERALD Yes. JERALD Yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Bucket. brings its front hooves crashing down on the bucket. That’s what they say. Beval looks uncomfortable. sir. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kindly hand me that bucket you placed behind the post. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) The good captain was very proud of that trick during the war. Magistrate Aldred tosses the bucket into the stall. He takes very good care of it. Beval hands the bucket to Magistrate Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Better than his family. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED They say there aren’t any animals that would trample a man. Magistrate Aldred makes a clicking sound. the horse stands at attention. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Yup! Jonathan’s horse positions itself. rears up. Magistrate Aldred empties the water. shatters it. the horse’s ears perk-up. Sergeant? .
INT..21. loyal man Beval. General.. Beval looks down to the ground. VICTOR As the young maiden approached. in shame. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy? Beval looks pale.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason is covered from head to toe in patches and cloth bandages. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I see. sir. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy was killed today. I hope that loyalty doesn’t get you into trouble.NIGHT LAB in disarray. The . whispers to himself. How could I? Magistrate Aldred sighs in frustration. You’re a good.that’s terrible. BEVAL A good man. the Prince recognized her right away despite her ragged clothes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Magistrate Aldred and Jerald leave the stable. BEVAL Yes. Beval lowers his head.I mean Magistrate. steadies himself. sir! What happened? MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me.. BEVAL Me. very proud. Yes. BEVAL (feigning surprise) That’s. sir? I don’t know anything.. Victor reads to Jason.
Deborah enters.22. flows. sparkle. Victor sets the book down. beautifully dressed. Victor enters. how I’ve missed you! . goes to sleep at the desk. Victor’s arm pushes outward knocking items on the desk. gently. They were married and lived happily ever after. VICTOR Prince knelt. fade. The stopcock lever is hit. tired. Points of light appear. close around Victor’s hand. Zezolla took the matching slipper out from her pocket. turns off the stopcock. and they rode back to the castle. Victor sleeps restlessly. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS EXT. A distant sound of rolling thunder. Victor rests his hand on Jason’s hand. VICTOR Good night son. and put it on as well.The End. my beloved. The green liquid gurgles. The fingers of Jason’s bandaged hand. clouds. opens. looks ragged. VICTOR (CONT’D) (whispering) I love you very much. dressed as he was when he fell asleep. DEBORAH Victor. what are you doing here? VICTOR Deborah? Victor embraces Deborah.. "HEAVEN" (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATE White mist. Less than a third of the blood replacement has been used. held out the slipper and placed it onto Zezolla’s foot.. It was a perfect fit. slowly. The storm has passed. The Prince took Zezolla by the hand and walked her to his awaiting carriage. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh.
The image raises its arms slightly with a muffled yell. skips from the mist. KATHERINE Jaaaaason. Victor releases Katherine. . Katherine. looks into the distance. 4 years old. VICTOR (CONT’D) Why are you here? And. It’s his time. KATHERINE Daddy’s here! Daddy’s here! Katherine rushes to Victor... looks around. Victor.I’ve lost you and Katherine. DEBORAH It’s good to see you my love..where is here? DEBORAH We’re here for Jason. it’s not his time.. Where is he? Katherine skips to the right.. KATHERINE Come play with me Jason! VICTOR No.but you’re not supposed to be here. I’ve saved him. it’s not your decision to make. stands up. Deborah turn to the image. In the b. Katherine moves closer.g.. a shadowy image of a hulking figure appears..23. It can’t be.. He should be here. VICTOR It’s so good to see you both again. VICTOR No. DEBORAH But. KATHERINE Jaaaaason.I can’t lose him too.. Victor knees to embrace her.
. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . in pain.VICTOR’S LAB . hoarse) Daddy! Help me! Daaaaddyyyyy! INT. Victor pours chloroform onto a cloth. There are no moss patches left.) (screaming. Victor. seeping dark green blood.. The large glass container is empty. breathe. reverberating scream is heard.CONTINUOUS FOG/MIST EVAPORATES QUICKLY. VICTOR (CONT’D) The patches. no! Victor removes the transfusion tube from Jason’s arm. Sounds of tearing cloth. bloated.what have you done? FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS JASON (O.24. VICTOR (CONT’D) Dear God. Victor grabs scissors. Jason stops struggling. KATHERINE Jason? The image raises its arms higher. DEBORAH Oh. Victor tries to restrain Jason. Jason’s skin is light green. Tears well-up Deborah’s eyes. VICTOR (CONT’D) Breathe son. Sounds of splintering wood.I’ve used them all. removes the cloth bandages. VICTOR Jason! No! You’ll reopen the wounds! Spots of dark green spread on the bandages. clearly in pain. Jason’s body is swollen.. Wounds have reopened.S.. A muffled. AS IF BLOWN AWAY Victor awakes to Jason’s screams. . holds the cloth over Jason’s nose and mouth.
G) Victor soaks clumps of moss into the mixture. applies the new patches (black in color) to the wounds that reopened.DAY Jason sleeps restlessly. E) Victor grabs moss from ceramic pots in the LAB and GREENHOUSE. resonating "booms". places the cloth on Jason’s forehead. Victor gives Jason an injection. VICTOR You’re running a nasty fever. Three loud.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason’s hair comes off in large clumps. exhausted. MONTAGE A) Victor removes cloth bandages.CONTINUOUS Victor places his hand on Jason’s forehead. leaves. leans forward over Jason’s chest. son.. VICTOR I’m sorry. resonating "booms". wood replaced. puts one end over his ear. H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds. END MONTAGE INT. D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed. Victor confused. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . B) Victor threads a thread through a sharpened quill. Victor. INT. J) Victor places three large. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . F) Victor hastily creates a pasty mix of water and powders. Zarya gets up. . sits down.I am so sorry. wide leather straps around Jason to secure him to the table. I) Splints re-fitted. Victor wipes Jason’s forehead with a wet cloth. Three loud.VICTOR’S LAB . looks concerned.. Victor grabs the listening tube. C) Victor tosses several old moss patches aside.25.
wagging her tail. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. in the COURTYARD. Zarya sits near the castle doors.S.) Baron Frankenstein! Victor opens one of the doors. Blinding daylight. Victor enters. shades his eyes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . .S. dazed.CONTINUOUS Three loud.26.I haven’t slept. Victor gasps.I wasn’t expecting visitors. Baron. in a panic. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. Magistrate Aldred on the landing. rushes from the LAB. grabs his coat.COURTYARD . please? Victor. VICTOR My son..ENTRY HALL .. yes sir. near cart. with two horses. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Spencer. SPENCER Oh. Spencer.) (in the distance. A patrolman (William) at the far end of the COURTYARD. resonating "booms". MAGISTRATE ALDRED Good afternoon. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Spencer hands a large cloth to Victor. INT.. muffled) Baron Frankenstein? May I speak with you. I am very sorry to disturb you. VICTOR Afternoon? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Yes. doctor.CONTINUOUS Victor blinks. My deepest sympathies over the loss of your son. Victor steps out into the COURTYARD INT..
is in no condition. sir. no claws. .the body. VICTOR No bite marks. VICTOR But. You more than anyone. in panic) No! I mean.. SPENCER (CONT’D) We found this. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. VICTOR (with new energy. Where I found your son last night.. Victor wipes tears from his eyes.. VICTOR Magistrate..There’s nothing to see. muddied cloth has the Frankenstein crest. VICTOR I see..27.... I can’t. the storm destroyed any evidence. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I’d like to see the body.. Can you tell me anything? Victor leans against the door for support. Broken bones.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I went to see if I could find out what happened to your son. I need to see what happened to him. But I need proof. I can’t. The torn. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I don’t think your son’s death was an accident. my son. we both saw all types of injuries and atrocities during the war. Regrettably. my son. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. please.
. And. Magistrate Aldred takes a few steps down..not my wife... I’ve already prepared his body for burial.so many broken bones. You could help a lot of people.. My scars run deep and the pain still lingers. Magistrate. I may have lost an eye. there is nothing to see. VICTOR No.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What will you do now? VICTOR I don’t.. Victor straightens up. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I can’t thank you enough for what you did..not when it mattered. You saved hundreds during the war. General. I’m very sorry to have bothered you..I have work to do here. . VICTOR (CONT’D) I have no idea what might have caused this.. but I’m alive. VICTOR (CONT’D) .28. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We could use a doctor with your skills in town.not my brother.. I’m not very good at helping. Victor looks up toward the windows of his third floor LAB. You saved me. MAGISTRATE ALDRED You’re wrong. I remember. VICTOR Yes. using the door for support.. You can give that gift to others. turns back.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I understand. but you allowed me to see my daughter’s wedding and my granddaughter growing up..I don’t know.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I will think about what you said.. VICTOR You’re alive. VICTOR (CONT’D) Thank you General. VICTOR (softly) You’re alive. That’s all that matters. Victor turns to Magistrate Aldred. upkeep of the castle is the least of his concerns.. sir. WILLIAM I guess so. MAGISTRATE ALDRED How so. reach the road. the mind plays tricks. I just need time. You hear things.that’s all that matters. Victor looks up to the windows of LAB. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron Frankenstein has endured a great deal of hardship over the years. VICTOR Thank you Magistrate. sir. William and Spencer emerge from the mist on the drawbridge. Victor. William? . ummm. I’ll have Spencer come by tomorrow to see what you need for the funeral. WILLIAM Good to be away from there. Magistrate. With an old castle like that. leaning against the door. smiles. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get some rest Baron. EXT. watches the three men leave. That castle gives me the creeps.29.CONTINUOUS Magistrate Aldred.
Jason’s left eye flickers open. INT. It sounded a lot like moaning.it’s. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR You’re running a fever.. JASON I don’t feel well. I could have sworn I heard ghosts.. bandages. JASON (weakly) Daddy? VICTOR Jason.CONTINUOUS Victor wets.I hurt all over. . I had to strap you down so you wouldn’t hurt yourself. son.. or someone in pain.30. you were badly injured. JASON No. William shivers.. maybe it was just the wind. The right side of Jason’s face is covered by black moss patch.. sir...it’s just that when you were talking to the Baron. JASON Daddy.. Do you remember anything? A tear in Jason’s eye runs off the side of his face. nothing.VICTOR’S LAB . VICTOR I’ll get you something. real soon. VICTOR Jason. Victor grabs the listening tube. I’m hungry. WILLIAM Oh. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Ghosts? During the day? WILLIAM Well. replaces cloth on Jason’s forehead..I can’t move..
bishop and attendant follow. daytime. Victor smiles. Victor. E) A small gathering. hammers nails to seal coffin. Spencer hammers copper pins along the edges. "JASON FRANKENSTEIN This is my beloved Son.of course. "Deborah Frankenstein". Victor places them in the coffin. . .Matthew 3:17" J) Victor stands alone in the CRYPT. Patrolmen leave. son. around the coffin. in whom I am well pleased.31.. Victor hands a note to Spencer. drives away. CLOSE ON cover stone. MONTAGE A) Spencer delivers a coffin and supplies to the COURTYARD. carried into CRYPT.. "Katherine Frankenstein" H) The coffin slid into vault. F) One vault in the crypt stands open. Spencer leaves. closes the lid. C) Victor by lantern-light. B) Victor feeds Jason soup. read to me. at waist height. I) Spencer finishes sealing the edges of the cover stone. Spencer nods. fills three large bags with dirt from the STABLE. Coffin lifted by patrolmen.". D) Victor reads to Jason by lantern-light. VICTOR Of course. G) The coffin is carried towards the open vault. Jr. JASON Daddy. The bishop blesses the coffin. names on some of the stone work of other vaults are seen: "Edgar Frankenstein. Jerald and William lift a cover stone.
Victor exams Jason.32. VICTOR How about soup? JASON No meat. VICTOR What? JASON No meat. Victor works at desk. Jason awakens.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason Frankenstein. JASON I’m really hungry. just vegetables. then I’ll get you some more food. VICTOR (sarcastically) My son. Jason larger. VICTOR (CONT’D) Its only been three weeks. JASON Daddy? VICTOR Awake again? JASON I’m hungry. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I can’t believe how quickly you’re healing. VICTOR Again? Let me see how your doing. wants vegetables? JASON The meat upsets my stomach. . taller. END MONTAGE SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. clean.DAY The LAB organized. Zarya close to Jason.
The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle. BEVAL Yes. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes. not a mother and her fawn. You two take down the doe.. deer.nothing.no bear. I’ll take the fawn.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head. At the edge Jonathan...33. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the game.. On my mark. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT.. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble. JONATHAN Quiet fool. please. sir. BEVAL Jonathan.. eating. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today. casts his eyes downward. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers. JONATHAN All right then. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle. . raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows. FOREST .no rabbit. VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables.
34. bread. Some patches. smiles.NIGHT Jason eats vegetables. JONATHAN You missed again Beval! I’ll have to track her down. Two cries of pain. Sounds of hoofs approaching. whistles.this isn’t good. INT. Jonathan rides past Carsen and Beval. Victor works at a microscope. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Three! The men fire. The men take aim. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Two.. You two take care of the fawn. JONATHAN Get moving you idiots! Carsen and Beval slowly walk to the fallen fawn. JONATHAN (CONT’D) One. Beval upset. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . bandages removed. BEVAL A mother and her child. The fawn falls. Zarya eats scraps Jason drops.VICTOR’S LAB .. Jonathan runs back into the woods. JASON (noticeably deeper voice) Any more? Victor looks up from the microscope. VICTOR You’ve done nothing but eat the past month. The men draw their bows. What do you say we try to get you into your own bed? . The doe runs. wounded.
you’ve grown quite a bit.CONTINUOUS Victor and Jason come down the last stair between the second and third floor. Some of them seem... Items fall off tables. INT. JASON The patches. Victor reaches for the lantern on the desk.35. they itch. Jason has grown considerably. Victor and Jason bang into tables and chairs along the hallway. Jason grimaces. VICTOR Not much further. son. The last thing we want is an infection. Jason frequently loses his balance.. son. Victor helps Jason to the edge of the table. JASON When will all the patches come off? VICTOR They should have already come off. crash to the floor. until I find out what the problem is. JASON Okay! Victor helps swing Jason’s legs to the side of the table. mechanical. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . well. groans in pain as he moves. VICTOR (CONT’D) My. VICTOR (CONT’D) Let’s go. Jason looks depressed.SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY . Jason’s right arm and both legs are in splints. .stuck. eases Jason’s feet to the floor. VICTOR Well. supports Jason under his left arm.walk carefully. Jason’s walk is slow. really bad. please try not to scratch them..
the cart moves forward. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON (CONT’D) (apologetic) It itches. red and yellow leaves. Jason scratches the black moss patch on his face. Muffled bumps. Victor examines Jason’s face and head.DAY Heavy winds. VICTOR Nothing to worry about son. Let me take a look at the patch. Course black powder falls off. Victor grabs a magnifying glass. Jason’s body is a patchwork of green and brown skin. you’re almost completely healed. INT. Splints on Jason’s right arm and both legs. Swirling.JASON’S BEDROOM . EXT. Shifting lights seen through the mists. with black moss patches. JASON (nervous) Daddy? Jason holds out his hand. moans and crashes. Victor looks into his medical bag. Jason sits in bed. examines the black powder.36. . Victor removes bandages. WAGON DRIVER Haunted they say. pillows support his back and neck. Victor wipes away more of the black moss patch. I don’t want to deal with no ghosts. Aside from the color of your skin. Jason’s skin underneath is black.CONTINUOUS Two travelers in a wagon ride past FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. which is covered in black powder. WAGON PASSENGER Let’s get out of here. VICTOR I’ve never seen anything like it. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . The wagon pauses. The driver snaps the reins.
.you’re going to fix it. we can rub off what’s left of the moss patches. one more piece of good news. let’s see how these bones are healing. JASON I can feel it! VICTOR Now.37. It just itches! Victor gently removes more of the black moss patch. VICTOR Well.. JASON What is it? VICTOR The good news is. VICTOR Does it hurt? JASON No. right? You promised. Jason looks at his chest. Also. runs his left hand over his head. I’m hungry. . I promised. then back to Victor. JASON But. I have good news and bad news. JASON Can I eat first. VICTOR Yes. arms and legs. son. examines the top of Jason’s head. I’ll find a way to fix this. JASON And the bad news? VICTOR The skin under these patches has also changed color. Your hair is growing back! Jason smiles.
JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. Victor turns to leave. VICTOR Alright. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. Spencer. Spencer reads it. SPENCER Vegetables. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor. Vegetables.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. more vegetables. Victor hands Spencer a small note. if possible. smiles. JASON Some water too. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. sir. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ..COURTYARD . cloth. Snow on ground. Let me see what I can find. nods. please. sir. leather. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle? . we have plenty of water.38. VICTOR Of course. This is what I’ll need next week. Next week then. near the STABLE. VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry. cloth. Daddy. EXT. I’m really hungry.no problem. VICTOR Thank you.. SPENCER That will do it for this week.
Jason dressed in poor fitting.39. adult voice) Daddy? Jason peeks his head around the corner of the STABLE. VICTOR What do you want girl? JASON (O. JASON Let’s measure! Measure me! .) (very deep. Zarya arrives. VICTOR These woods have always been filled with game. thank you. Victor watches the cart pass through the mist over the drawbridge. thank you again. No one’s around. Spencer leaves. what are you doing out here? If someone should see you. Spencer climbs onto his wagon. wagging her tail. Jason’s hair very short. black. VICTOR Well. Daddy! I came out to help. Jason taller than Victor. VICTOR I’m sure. Victor looks towards the drawbridge. SPENCER Good thing you don’t ask for much meat anymore. JASON Come on. turns back toward Jason. sir. it’s becoming very hard to come by. Spencer. VICTOR You’re growing like a weed.. Does anyone know what the problem is? SPENCER No. It’s amazing. Some say the woods round the castle are haunted. VICTOR Jason.S. clothes. poorly sewn..
Victor washes off a paste from Jason’s arm. tries to put on a patchwork shirt. Victor prepares a meal. I need to sew you some new clothes. VICTOR Okay. wraps Jason’s arm. JASON Daaaaaddyyyyy! B) Jason looks at his image closely in a mirror. son. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . No change. END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. Jason much taller than Victor. C) Jason sits on a chair in Victor’s lab.40. but help me with the supplies first. Jason and Victor depressed. Victor uses knife to mark the wood at Jason’s height. Victor steps down. Jason turns to see. JASON Measure me.KITCHEN . JASON What are you doing? VICTOR I’m baking a special cake. smiles broadly.DAY Victor cooks. Victor steps on footstool to measure Jason. Jason smiles. Daddy! Measure me! Jason stands in doorway. which tears as he puts his arm into a sleeve. D) Jason enters KITCHEN. Victor applies a paste to Jason’s arm. JASON I’m tall! E) Jason sits in the LAB. Jason enters. . running his hand through his hair. proudly. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Jason wakes up.
JASON Carrot cake! Sounds delicious! VICTOR I hope you’ll like it.DINING ROOM . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. Jason stands tall. Jason sit at a large table.. your first birthday present today will be no lab work. you never make a cake unless it is someone’s birthday and.it’s my birthday! VICTOR Then it must be a birthday cake! JASON What flavor is it? VICTOR I’m trying something new. get out of here and go set up the dining room.41... no experiments. Jason smiles. VICTOR Are you finished. Fine china. silverware. leaves. proud.NIGHT Victor. Daddy. JASON . JASON Thanks. no ointments. I found a recipe for something called carrot cake. INT. By the way. VICTOR Now. son? . JASON You’re baking a birthday cake! VICTOR What makes you think that? JASON Well. just for you.
Four leather-bound books.. JASON Books! Thank you! . Jason blows out the candles. Jason opens his eyes. Jason closes his eyes. VICTOR I’ll take care of the plates.. VICTOR You can open your eyes now.. Victor grabs the plates. Victor points to the wrapped bundle. small. sets down one cloth-wrapped bundle. JASON I wish I could leave the castle again. Victor enters. Now. with a bow on top. JASON Lots of frosting? VICTOR Yes.S. VICTOR (CONT’D) Time to open your present. smiles. opens them again. JASON Yes. Jason hastily unwraps the gift. Victor enters.. lots of frosting.and live happily ever after.one wish at a time. leaves. lit candles. VICTOR (softly) One wish at a time.) Close your eyes now. sets the cake down in front of Jason.42. Jason closes his eyes. Victor looks sad. Victor leaves. thinks. carries a cake with fourteen. son. VICTOR (O. son. make a wish.
JASON I’m not really hungry. The birds fly off. JASON I know. should keep you busy. .. JASON Deal! EXT. JASON Read me one! Tonight! VICTOR Jason. but only after we have some cake. VICTOR These. VICTOR There you are! It’s time for breakfast. VICTOR Are you feeling okay? JASON I feel great! VICTOR When was the last time you ate a full meal? Jason shrugs. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR Very well. Victor enters. Jason stretches. one bird flies next to Jason. Two birds land on parapet nearby. smiles. The access door to the roof rattles. yawns. opens.but it’s my birthday! Pleeeeease! Victor sighs.DAY Jason basks in the morning sun. and then we need to run some tests. you’re old enough to read these on your own.ROOF BATTLEMENTS .43. I’ll eat later. along with the others in the library..
.44. Come see me in the lab. Watch this. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . It’s a solution of lye and sour milk.I think. Victor wets a cotton ball with the white liquid. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have a solution that is being used to remove the color from cloth. Victor dabs the wet cotton ball on Jason’s forearm. JASON Wow! Will it work on me? VICTOR That’s what we’re about to find out. INT. I want to try something new. JASON Ow! It hurts! It hurts! Get it off! . come here. VICTOR It should. follow Jason. JASON It smells funny. Victor applies a small drop to the cloth.. JASON Yesterday. Zarya follows. Daddy. Victor takes out a piece of brown cloth and a bottle containing white liquid. Jason sits down.VICTOR’S LAB .CONTINUOUS Jason enters. VICTOR Alright. JASON Okay. Animals in their cages stop their activities to watch. The cloth turns white where the drop lands. sighs. We’ll try just a small spot on your arm. VICTOR Jason.
Victor examines Jason’s forearm. Zarya follows. in thought. JASON (O. turns back to Jason. Victor goes to the bookshelf. searches for a book. VICTOR Go down to the well and fill the bucket there. Victor creates a paste. . Victor thinks. VICTOR You’ve been burned. VICTOR Jason. examines Jason’s forearm. shouts. JASON I have no idea.45. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. Jason’s forearm glows green/white. Victor grabs a cloth. Let me get some medicine on that. looks confused. wipes Jason’s forearm. VICTOR What was that light? Jason shrugs. leaves. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s gone! Victor grabs a magnifying glass. Jason grabs the bucket. will you refill the water bucket? JASON Sure. Victor sits back.S. How? JASON It doesn’t hurt anymore.) Daddy! The pipe is clogged again! Victor turns. long sigh from Jason. An audible. The glow subsides.
The lantern illuminates a metal ladder.WELL ROOM .VICTOR’S LAB . have a seat. Jason opens the well covers. the finger tip glows green/white. VICTOR Jason. Jason lunges.CONTINUOUS Jason. accidentally knocks the lantern into the well. Jason sits hesitantly.CONTINUOUS Jason. JASON What’s that? INT. Jason extends a finger. Zarya enter. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . catches the lantern. JASON How much do you need? VICTOR Just a drop or two. JASON Why? VICTOR Ointments and lotions are not working. Victor grabs a sharpened quill. Victor turns back to the book shelf. JASON Yes. Victor pulls back. As the quill touches the finger tip. sir. Jason retrieves the bucket. I need to draw some blood. places the lantern on the stone ledge of the well. JASON Here’s the water. Jason carries lantern and water bucket. Give me your finger. lowers the bucket with the rope. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I need to try something different. INT.46. Zarya enter. . surprised.
It was a dead-end. in no uncertain terms. The blood is dark green. I saw a ladder going down. A brief glow from the spots touched. we snuck down there and decided to have a look. What’s it for? VICTOR Oh. Your grandfather told us it was an old escape tunnel. He would have whipped us for sure. hand and forearm. The ladder leads to an underground waterfall and a old tunnel. Of course. being boys. Two drops of blood fall onto a circular glass slide.it goes nowhere. Victor pricks Jason’s finger tip.. but we found the tunnel blocked by a huge boulder. JASON In the well.47. JASON The tunnel goes nowhere? VICTOR I’m sure at one time it lead somewhere..there’s that light again. that. JASON What did you find? VICTOR Nothing. Victor puts slide onto microscope. . Your uncle and I found that ladder when we were kids. told Edgar and I to stay away from the ladder and the tunnel. the finger tip glows softly.. your grandfather. VICTOR What the. JASON And it goes nowhere? VICTOR Well. VICTOR Let me get that blood. Victor brings quill to touch Jason’s finger tip. Lucky your grandfather never found out what we did.
Victor examines the blood. looks up from the microscope. son. You don’t remember what happened to you and the Magistrate doesn’t think it was an accident. JASON I know. JASON Does it really matter how I look? . does not turn toward Jason... Until a cure for the way you look won’t accept you. but. JASON Can I go now? VICTOR Sure.. Jason gets up. we’ve discussed this before. They may hurt you. Jason stops at the doorway. JASON Daddy? Victor a look of deep concern. son? JASON Why can’t I leave the castle? Victor turns to Jason. I can protect myself. I’ll be busy for a while.I mean.48. Zarya follows. slides lenses in and out. VICTOR You can’t!. VICTOR (concern in his voice) Yes. JASON But I’m bigger now.. VICTOR Everyone in the town thinks you died. Bigger I find people try to VICTOR isn’t the point.
JASON (to Zarya) This doesn’t look very safe. I’ll explain that it took a long time for you to heal.. . places his elbows on his knees. The Magistrate owes me a favor. I’m going to go exploring. Zarya looks at Jason. Jason moves items out of the reach of Victor’s arms. 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. whines softly.. looks down..49. "The blood is not human. INT. VICTOR Unfortunately. JASON (whispers) You work too hard. Jason lifts the well covers. You better stay here. Jason.. I promise you.VICTOR’S LAB .CONTINUOUS Jason. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . once we get rid of the staining on your skin. Zarya leave..DAY Jason.but Jason. sad) Okay. Victor asleep at the desk. Zarya enter. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .WELL ROOM . Victor sighs. hands to his forehead. CLOSE ON journal.. The only light comes from the lantern Jason carries. his sleep restless.. Victor uses microscope. CLOSE ON the last written entry. it shouldn’t be a problem. I will ask his help to explain to the town that you’re still alive. Zarya enter. Jason picks up items from the floor. Victor writes in a journal. Zarya follows. yes.I’ll go read. Jason leaves. moves several lenses.or something.okay? JASON (eyes down." SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT..
falls. Jason swims to the platform. slips. climbs up. A metal sconce on wall nearby. okay? Zarya sits down. just at water level.CONTINUOUS Jason carefully walks through the crudely carved tunnel. Jason gasps for air as he surfaces.CONTINUOUS Jason climbs down. Lanterns. JASON Wooooowwwww! Several nooks carved into the tunnel wall. just like Daddy said. raises her paw. JASON Yes! . Jason’s foot slips. climbs down. A very large.50. JASON Blocked. Jason smiles.WELL . looks sad. The boulder moves. Jason. JASON Adventure time! Jason heads into the tunnel. pushes the boulder. A splash of water. Jason notices his glow. scratches the well. INT. holds the lantern. JASON I’ll be right back. The light fades. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . rope fill the niches. knives. Jason torch hands Sound away. uses both his hands to push the boulder. Zarya sighs. Jason’s glow illuminates the scene. Jason backs the boulder slides back into place. of stone against stone. lays down. lights torch. Sounds of rushing water. Jason grabs torch and tinder box. round boulder completely blocks the tunnel. It does not move. INT. climbs into the well. TUNNEL . swords. An audible click. Jason reaches the end. tinder boxes. Jason glows green/white. Jason rubs his together. Jason loses his grip. Jason places into wall sconce. A tunnel leads into the darkness. Jason’s glow fades. torches. A waterfall pours into the well. darkness. near the waterfall is a small stone platform.
CONTINUOUS Jason breathes heavily. killing it. boulder rotates back into place. two more arrows are shot into the deer. knocks a pelt frame into fire. Jason peeks around the corner. looks at them. Jason grabs bear pelt. Hooded cloaks.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. looks frightened. An audible click. Jason passes a stack of deer pelts. A large cave filled with stacks of animal pelts. tries to put out fire. Torch falls from Jason’s hand. it rotates out of the way. Jason pushes boulder. Jason stumbles. Jason glows.CONTINUOUS Tunnel twists. Jason panics. Back of cave blocked by flame. Animal hides stretched on frames. bows and black-fletched arrows in far corner. FOCUS ON the deer pelts.g. trips. Jason walks forward. POACHER’S CAVE . Jason’s breath becomes labored. cooking utensils and two small fires. rushes out cave entrance. sets stack of pelts afire. Fires spread. Light ahead. Jason grabs torch. Jason tosses pelt away. POACHER’S CAVE . RETURN TO SCENE INT. FOREST . Jason coughs. A blaze starts. In b. JASON The poachers. EXT. Jason cautiously moves into the cave. torch in front of him.51. reveals wider tunnel behind. INT. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from the side of the deer. drying in front of fires. . The deer staggers. Bear pelt catches fire. another stack of pelts catch fire. turns.
LAKE SIDE .. watch. Skunk walks past deer and rabbit.good skunk. Jason looks around. EXT.. A demonic laugh. Jason backs away. JASON Poachers. creature resembling a centaur.. a human torso and head. toward Jason. Jason grabs a stone. JASON Poachers. glows softly..CONTINUOUS Jason enters. no. gasps for breath. including a skunk. POACHER’S CAVE . prior to his transformation. through a field of dark mist and flashes of fire.CONTINUOUS Jason wakes up breathing heavily. runs. deer and rabbit stop. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason. Ducks in lake. The creature laughs. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE TO DARKNESS: EXT. deer and rabbit follow. Jason rests against large boulder. Jason screams.. JASON No.CONTINUOUS Cave entrance well hidden behind outcropping of rock and thicket of bushes. fiery hooves.52. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE: EXT... Skunk moves forward.. From the fiery mists emerges a immense. Skunk. with a bear’s body. Smoke pours out cave entrance. sleeps. Jason runs.stay away. glowing fiery eyes. hesitates. Jason runs. drops the stone. EXT. pauses. suns himself. Jason stands up. Several animals. starts to throw at ducks. talons for hands. Someone help me! The creature leaps. toward the woods. chases Jason. .poachers. Jason starts to throw again. nearby. Skunk follows. LAKE SIDE . Sun high in sky.
BEVAL’S POV Vision fuzzy.. peeks around the tree. BEVAL Don’t do it. Jason pauses. Beval reaches for his bow on ground nearby..CONTINUOUS Beval walks slowly. JASON (O. notches a black-fletched arrow. Vision clears. stares at him. Beval slowly withdraws his hand from the bow. looks back. Movement is heard. in pain. Jason looks at skunk. standing over his bow. bow and arrow scatter. The skunk runs after Jason. Skunk cocks its head. sees Jason’s back running away. EXT. Skunk pivots. Beval coughs. at Beval. Skunk. Beval stunned.) (muffled. Skunk runs away. BACK TO SCENE Beval.CONTINUOUS Jason walks quickly. FOREST . Dirt. distant) Go away.S. Jason runs. chitters. JASON Oh no. listening. Jason dodges behind a tree. lands heavily.53. skunk stare at each other. gasps. Jason gone. FOREST . sees nothing. Beval peeks out.shoo! Movement gets closer. Beval looks around. JASON Why are you following me? EXT. sprays Beval. . Beval stands up. BEVAL No! The skunk kicks at the ground with its hind legs. stops. Sounds of running. stalking. readies his bow. Beval hides. Jason crashes into Beval. Heavy footsteps. Beval knocked into air. leaves fly at Beval.
LATER Sun begins to set. A story with a happy ending.not good.KITCHEN . INT. followed by Zarya. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . okay? Jason smiles half-heartedly. Victor enters. there you are. .NIGHT Jason enters. VICTOR It will be okay. son. JASON As long as you read to me afterward. JASON (dejected) Sure thing. Let’s get some dinner. VICTOR We’ll see. VICTOR (O.) Oh. VICTOR Something wrong? JASON No. Jason looks around cautiously.. I’ve got a new ointment I want to try. sneaks across the drawbridge. BEVAL This is. eats hungrily. Daddy. Food first.S. Story later. VICTOR (CONT’D) I’ve been looking for you. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Let’s get started on dinner. EXT. Jason grabs several vegetables.54. not really. into the mists. then we can talk about it tonight..
Jonathan.CONTINUOUS Door opens. Beval stands up.55. Jonathan growls in frustration. Jonathan finishes his drink.NIGHT Carsen enters. Can’t this wait? CARSEN No. JONATHAN (indicting the woman) I’m busy. Carsen enter. looks around. Jonathan catches his breath. Jonathan sets down his drink. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Some other time perhaps. . CARSEN Jonathan. INT. turns. JONATHAN (CONT’D) This better be important! INT. we need to talk. waves his hands in front of him. stands close to Carsen. JONATHAN (to the woman) If you’ll excuse me a second. Jonathan talking to. drinking with a woman. Jonathan. TOWN TAVERN . right away. it can’t. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (to Carsen) What is it? CARSEN You need to speak to Beval. approaches Jonathan. JONATHAN Fine! Jonathan turns to the woman. TOWN STABLE .
brown. sir.claws.. JONATHAN What did it look like? BEVAL Green. JONATHAN It? What is it? Are you drunk? BEVAL No. JONATHAN (angry) You brought me here for this? CARSEN No. sir.the one that’s been scaring off the animals..I’m not drunk...fast.. JONATHAN Phew! What’s that smell? CARSEN It’s Beval. It attacked me. JONATHAN What? And it smelled liked this? BEVAL No.I was lucky to get away.. JONATHAN What are you talking about? BEVAL A monster. Jonathan. Glowing red eyes. The monster appeared out of nowhere.56.. Listen to Beval... it ran on two feet.. JONATHAN (to Beval) Well? What’s so important? BEVAL I saw it. sir. I saw it. At least eight feet tall! Jonathan pauses. . This was from a skunk... Huge.
Time to head home. Everything will be ready. the creature came out of nowhere. BEVAL Yes. dismounts. Maybe we’ll get a reward when we drag its carcass to town. TOWN STABLE . CARSEN Tomorrow morning then. Beval. Jonathan and Carsen ride up. Get yourself cleaned up and have the horses ready for first light tomorrow. Jonathan and Carsen walk off in separate directions. EXT.57. EXT. sir. sir.CONTINUOUS The stable door swings closed. JONATHAN Yes. Carsen searches. I thought you were supposed to clean yourself up? Beval moves away from Jonathan. This monster has affected our hunting for over two years now. Carsen. And do it standing down wind. I probably have Beval’s stink all over these clothes. Carsen dismounts. so we’ll hunt it down. FOREST . Beval rides ahead. Ground fog. BEVAL (CONT’D) (pointing as he speaks) I was on my way to the cave. We can’t do anything tonight. looks around. BEVAL This is the spot. I might as well spend some time with the wife and kid. Jonathan and Carsen leave. . Jonathan takes a deep breath. JONATHAN Tell us what happened.DAY Jonathan. JONATHAN All right. Beval ride on horseback in early morning.
yells in anger. not with this fog. let’s head to the cave. Carsen and Beval on horseback approach the POACHER’S CAVE. Carsen looks around. I can’t find anything around here. BEVAL (CONT’D) there.58.S. We need to get ready for our delivery. walk through bushes. The men dismount. POACHER’S CAVE . Carsen sniffs the air. JONATHAN Alright. We’ve been smelling him all morning. that’s Beval.) It’s ruined! Carsen and Beval approach cave entrance. CARSEN Do you smell that? JONATHAN Yes. Jonathan rushes into cave. from the north. looks around. stop! . Jonathan leaves cave. Carbon soot blackens cave entrance. JONATHAN (O. EXT. CARSEN No. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (screaming) What did you do? How did you let this happen? Carsen tries to separate Jonathan and Beval.LATER Jonathan. He attacked me then fled to the south. but couldn’t see him. CARSEN Jonathan. there. it smells like smoke. I heard him. Jonathan stands in the saddle. grabs Beval by the collar. CARSEN Jonathan.
. walks away. The horses are nervous. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. scans forest. moving restlessly. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. bow drawn. A low. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. CARSEN I know.59. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. Sounds of movement. guttural growl resonates. Fleeting shapes. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! . Sounds of horses panicking. Jonathan.that’s one big monster. 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. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. The men look at each other. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. CARSEN Beval was right.. points down. looks down.
LATER Carsen and Beval tie pelts and bundles into the horses. get to the cave. what’s the Major going to say? JONATHAN (angry) I’ll worry about my brother! You worry about what we can salvage! Jonathan angry. secure the horses then go help Carsen. POACHER’S CAVE . BEVAL What will we do? A low guttural growl. JONATHAN It’s getting late. JONATHAN Well. CARSEN Jonathan.. but are still nervous. CARSEN Yes.60. Beval. We’ll take care of the goods and the horses. Beval. on foot. We hunt again tomorrow. The horses calm down. . Movement heard. sir! BEVAL Yes. fleeting shapes move away. BEVAL If there’s more than one. Jonathan fires an arrow. sir! EXT. Beval nervously looks around. your monster seems to have run off again. JONATHAN (CONT’D) I’ll post guard. Carsen. JONATHAN Then there will be more than one reward when we kill them..
looks around in the early morning sun. Zarya stands at the foot of the drawbridge. CARSEN (CONT’D) What type of monster wears a shoe? EXT. raises her paw.. I just realized something. . Jason turns. You’ll get me in trouble! Zarya sits down.61. Jonathan looks confused. Carsen? CARSEN The footprint.DAY Jason peeks out from the mists over the drawbridge. JONATHAN (impatiently) What is it. We can’t kill these things and control the horses at the same time.. CARSEN Jonathan? JONATHAN Yes? CARSEN I’ve been looking at the footprint. looks sad. JASON (whispering) No! Stay! You can’t come Zarya. so we go on foot. Jonathan and Beval mount. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Carsen looks concerned. BEVAL Why on foot? JONATHAN The horses got spooked and panicked. tail wagging. Zarya whines.it’s not a footprint at all. JONATHAN What? What are you getting at? CARSEN It’s a shoe print.
animals look up and follow him with their eyes. with a bear’s body. circles Jason. tail wagging. looks around. fiery eyes. fire. . peeks out. kindly) You’re a bad girl. FOREST . Jason sits behind large boulder. Zarya crawls to end of drawbridge. birds follow Jason as he moves. EXT.CONTINUOUS As Jason walks past. fiery hooves. The forest comes alive as Jason passes. EXT. Echoing laughter. Forest animals approach Jason as he sleeps. lays next to Jason.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. JASON (whispering) Bad girl! Get back! Zarya backs up into the shifting mists. human torso and head.62. sneaks into the forest. sprints after Jason. Zarya gets up. Zarya peeks out from mists. sleeps. Zarya. Sound of paws on drawbridge. looks over drawbridge sidewall. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason stands amidst mists. MIST/FOG OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: EXT. Jason looks around. fog. JASON (softly. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Now stay! Jason gets up. eyes focused on Jason. Jason smiles. Large creature resembling a centaur. Zarya. Zarya enters. JASON (whispering) Stay! Jason sneaks along drawbridge sidewall. tail wagging. The animals lay down. scratches Zarya behind her ears. talons for hands and glowing. peeks around edge. LAKE SIDE . Squirrels. Jason pets Zarya.
forest animals scatter. Birds fly off. CREATURE (distant. LAKE SIDE . echoing. Zarya stands up. Distant. Its eyes and hands are now human. playing catch. Jason’s sleep is restless. unattached laughter. Deirdre jumps out of the way as Zarya splashes into water. Zarya grabs ball. tail wagging. boy. DEIRDRE Hey! That’s our ball! Zarya runs. Zarya raises her head. Distant. walks to the side of the boulder. Deirdre stops at waterline. tell them who sent you. flails front hooves. CREATURE Tell them. behind the boulder. Unattached laughter. unattached laughter. Sounds of children at play. Creature now a horse and rider. listens. echoing.63.CONTINUOUS Deirdre and three young children enter. running. Zarya bolts after ball. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Stallion raises up. unattached laughter. echoing) Tell them. peeks around. looks at Deirdre. ball in mouth. . Creature looks like a centaur. The creature circles. Its body now that of a horse. echoing. Distant. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE INTO DARKNESS: EXT. The creature circles. Ball is thrown. bounces into water. Stallion’s front hooves come down with a crash. JASON (defiant) Tell them what? The creature circles. Horse and rider transform into shadowy image of Jonathan atop his stallion. Silence.
. legs crossed.) (sleepy) Huh?. then into focus. to blurry. pets rabbit. ten feet away from Deirdre. JASON Monster?. falls backwards. Gray. trips.. Fear on faces of children. takes a step back.) Deirdre? Are you okay? EXT. Darkness.I’ve got your ball. sun behind him. LAKE SIDE .sure. JASON (O.64.. The younger children scream.LATER Deirdre’s vision goes from black to gray. Zarya sits beside Jason. Deirdre petrified.Where? Deirdre struggles to breathe. holds ball out in front of him... CHILD #1 Monster! Help! CHILD #2 Monster! CHILD #3 Mooommmyyyyyy! Jason looks around behind himself. chest and head above boulder’s top. A rabbit in Jason’s lap. DEIRDRE Hey! Give us our ball! JASON (O. Jason stands.S.S. girl? Deirdre. JASON (O. Deirdre’s vision wavers. Deirdre faints. Jason walks up to Deirdre. blocks the sun.) Umm. toward Deirdre.. blurs. Jason’s shadow covers Deirdre.. ..S. Jason looks at deer.Where’d you get this. Jason walks around boulder. details grow shadowy and fuzzy. Jason sits.. Jason towers over Deirdre. ball in hand.. JASON Umm. deer nearby. children approach boulder. Jason extends his arm. flee.sorry.
65. Jason Frankenstein. Jason reaches his hand out. The deer takes a step forward. so until I got better it was best to have people think I was dead. Jason Frankenstein died last year. Deirdre sits. looks anguished. He said someone tried to kill me. a look of wonder on her face. JASON (softly. but it has something to do with the poachers . right? Jason looks at Deirdre. Deirdre. JASON (smiling) Of course not. Deirdre frightened. he saved me. licks Jason’s fingers. rabbit sits up nervously. to deer) Shhhh. Why would I do that? DEIRDRE How do you know my name? JASON It’s me. My father’s a doctor. kindly. DEIRDRE There was a funeral. JASON I’m not dead. JASON (softly) I don’t remember much. pulls his hand back from the deer. JASON That was my father’s idea. I won’t hurt you. DEIRDRE Kill you? Why? How? Jason pauses. DEIRDRE You won’t hurt me either. Jason gently pets the deer. it’s okay. Jason. Deer moves away from Deirdre. DEIRDRE That’s not possible.
. DEIRDRE You look different.and the horse hurting me.I may have seen them. JASON It’s okay. They’ll come back later. JASON My Dad says he’ll find a way to fix this. Jason lifts his arms. I didn’t mean to scare them. JASON Really? You mean it? DEIRDRE Of course! However.. Jason raises his head. head down. I need to be sure you’re really you. Except for Zarya.but I’m glad they do. I remember someone chasing me on a horse. I have no one to talk to. smiling broadly. pets the rabbit. they’re my only friends.66.. laughing. looks at his arms and hands. DEIRDRE That’s terrible! Jason looks downward. pets Zarya. Deirdre gets to her feet. DEIRDRE I’m still your friend. The animals seem to like me. DEIRDRE Why is that? JASON I don’t know. Awkward silence.. DEIRDRE Sorry. Jason.. JASON on our lands. Make me look normal again. Rabbit and deer flee...
. JASON Thank you.Please.67. gives Jason a hug. Please promise. I can’t wait to tell the town your alive! JASON No! Don’t!.. I understand. DEIRDRE Okay. . JASON A picnic! You asked me to bring a picnic. DEIRDRE And. what would I do with them? Jason thinks. Jason gets up to his knees. 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. Soft green/white glow on Jason’s cheeks. I promise.not until I look normal again. DEIRDRE Okay. DEIRDRE It is you! You scared me..if I had a bunch of flowers. It’s really important. Deirdre jumps.. DEIRDRE I promise. what did you bring? Jason thinks. JASON You’d pick the pretty ones and toss them into the water..
You saw how they acted.NIGHT The Magistrate sits behind his desk. parents of each child stand behind the chairs. DEIRDRE As long as the fairy tales have happy endings. let’s go over this again.. JASON I really liked being able to talk to someone again. William stands nearby.68. Would like that? Deirdre smiles.. But no little kids. JASON Okay. Mr. I’ll bring a book of fairy tales. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Now. INT. stands up. JASON Would you like to meet here tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. Frankenstein. . JASON That’s how my father said people would react if they saw me. Looks like he was right. Deirdre grabs the ball. I could read you a story. I would like that very much. How nice of you.thank you. I promise. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . Awkward silence. JASON (CONT’D) I could bring a book. Three children sit in chairs in front of the Magistrate’s desk. DEIRDRE Why.
Then it yelled at us and tried to eat us. Magistrate Aldred stands. Hopefully. and twelve feet tall. It had big fangs and glowing eyes. The parents usher children from office. WILLIAM It was probably just a bear.and it grabbed our ball and ate it.69. C) Child #3 CHILD #3 It was really big... B) Child #2 CHILD #2 It was brown with black stripes. Everything will be alright. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Child #1 CHILD #1 It was green and brown and ten feet tall with huge claws. with black fur and big wings. and it chased us all the way home. you were very brave to come here and tell me what you saw.and it stole our ball. we will find what your children saw before anyone gets hurt. Well.. END SERIES OF SHOTS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the children) I see.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to the parents) I will look into this matter and add additional patrols in the forest. we have to keep the fine citizens . However. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I suspect your right. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Zarya. INT. Zarya runs over to the door. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason walks. Jason sneaks out. whines. sir. closes door behind him.DAY Morning fog. JASON (CONT’D) Good girl.) Sorry girl.70. Stag and doe follow Jason. reaches into his pocket. no dogs today. Jason looks in his left hand. JASON (O. JASON Okay. Jonathan. JASON (CONT’D) This one it is. Jason returns the other book to the shelf. so we’ll double the regular patrols in the eastern forest for the next week. looks at Jason. Talk to people whose homes are in the outlaying areas. which one should I take? Zarya sits. In the distance. then raises her right paw. WILLIAM Yes. book in hand. Jason selects two books. Carsen and Beval kneel in shadows. Ask if they have seen or heard anything unusual. holds one in each hand. faces Zarya. looks sad. chews. Zarya. Zarya bolts after the food. scratches door. . shallows it. You get a treat! Jason raises food high and tosses it into a corner. EXT.S.DAY Jason looks for a book. You stay here. Zarya follows Jason. finds. pulls out a piece of food. MAGISTRATE ALDRED happy. I’ll see to it. Zarya scratches door. FOREST . whines.LIBRARY .
look around. Jason rushes to stag’s side. reaches for his shoulder. JASON It’s them! The poachers! Jason softly glows green/white. stag and doe come into view. A black-fletched arrow hits Jason in the right shoulder. Stag flees. BEVAL (shouting) It’s the monster! CARSEN Where did it come from? JONATHAN (angry) It’s after our kill! Jonathan draws his bow. shoulder glows green/white. Jason dodges behind a tree. The three men cautiously move forward. kneels. Stag calls out in pain. Jason drops the book. The three men aim at Jason. tries to get up. screams in pain. Jason flees into woods. Jason jerks back. raise their ears. Jason tries to pull out arrow. JONATHAN (softly) The stag’s mine! Carsen the doe! Stag and doe pause. Doe flees as an arrow misses it. All three men slowly raise up. He reflexively yanks arrow out from stag. Carsen and Beval rush from their cover. Jonathan. CARSEN (whispering) I hear something. grabs arrow. In a break in the trees. tries to turn. Jason turns as stag falls. Jonathan draws his bow. Stag cries out. . A black-fletched arrow hits stag in shoulder. Three black-fletched arrows hit the tree. falls to the ground.71.
CARSEN Her birthday was last week. Carsen and Beval cautiously approach tree behind which Jason was hiding. JONATHAN Where did it go? BEVAL It just vanished! Beval nervously looks around. Beval and Carsen search. JONATHAN There. Carsen hands a book to Jonathan.72. Besides. JONATHAN We’ll ask it when we kill it. CARSEN I found something. Daddy got her a special present. just for her! . I doubt it belonged to the deer. They find nothing. FOREST .CONTINUOUS Jonathan. it will make a nice gift for my daughter. we’ll never track it. EXT. you see. CARSEN (CONT’D) I found that book over where we shot the deer and the monster. BEVAL What’s a monster doing with a book? Jonathan puts the book in his pouch. Jonathan looks at it curiously. JONATHAN Check for tracks. but the underbrush is thick. BEVAL I found a print. I think it may be her birthday soon.
. Jason stumbles onto a forest path. on his knees. Horse flees. FOREST . Jason scrabbles to his feet.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV Jason looks up from the ground. shaking in fear. Jonathan. clumsily draws his sword. FOREST . Horse panics. I know. Arrow in Jason’s shoulder dislodges. Kirby.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. EXT. JONATHAN I know. rears up on its hind legs. Jonathan smiles. One of a kind. EXT. A horse. Kirby falls. CARSEN You’re a real prince. trips. falls. flails its front legs in the air. stunned. holds it with both hands.CONTINUOUS RETURN TO SCENE JASON (screaming) Noooo! Jason glows green/white. falls. JASON (O. he vanishes into the shadows. right in front of a patrolman (Kirby) on horseback. silhouetted in the setting sun.) (in pain) Noooo! OVERLAP CUT TO: EXT.73. JASON Leave me alone! Jason runs. Glow fades. The horse flails its front legs. FOREST . looks up at Jason.S. Arrow from stag falls. ground becomes uneven. slaps Carsen on the back. Kirby. rears up on its hind legs. takes an awkward step backward.
bouquet in hand. END MONTAGE INT. tell me what you saw. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. Kirby bursts into room. head down. sir. sir.74. looks around. back to a boulder. I barely escaped with my life.DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. Sit down. holds two arrows. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers. I came straight here. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay.DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing. EXT. a tear on her eye. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. LAKESIDE CLEARING . MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . sad. D) Deirdre stands. breathing heavily. . E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door. Kirby sits.
.sure.. . meaner. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. KIRBY Well. we have a problem. just louder. it attacked my horse. Like a ghost. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked. threw me to the ground.75. I fought it off and it fled into the forest.it glowed. WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster. examines them. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well. sir. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall. sir. WILLIAM Sir. sir. William takes the arrows. sir. It howled viciously.. Claws and fangs.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. Green and brown in color. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled. WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing.
please. William rubs another corner of cloth on second arrowhead.. Jason and Victor look at each other in surprise. sir.. shows red-stained cloth. I’ll speak to no one. go and ask the bishop to see me. sir. (beat) . KIRBY Yes. We’re not sure what we’re dealing with. gather the other patrolmen and send out a message to every able-bodied man to meet tonight at the town hall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. nothing unusual. Zarya close to Jason.. WILLIAM Green. sir.LATER Jason and Victor prepare dinner. Magistrate Aldred thinks..76. Maybe he has some ideas. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William.it must be a demon! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Enough! Don’t go spreading rumors. INT. William grabs white cloth from his belt. Sunset twilight. KIRBY That glow. sir. We’ll offer a reward and deputize volunteers.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . shows green-stained cloth. Nothing I know of has green blood. WILLIAM Blood looks to be from a deer or bear. knock at castle doors.KITCHEN ..looks like we have a monster to deal with. KIRBY Yes. . rubs one corner of cloth on first arrowhead.
like a ghost. VICTOR (whispers) Hide! Now! INT. Ten feet tall. . but the Magistrate has asked every able man to meet in town later tonight. fangs. sir. locks. VICTOR What? JERALD Yes. Jerald stands on the landing.and some say it glows.what does this monster look like? JERALD Well. Maybe black.CONTINUOUS Jason hides in supply room. The Magistrate is offering a reward and will deputize volunteers to hunt for the creature..ENTRY HALL . Victor pale. Victor waits until supply room door closes. upset. with claws and fangs. the descriptions vary. Knock at castle door. claws. JERALD Have you seen anything like that out here. VICTOR What’s this all about? JERALD Monsters.. sir? VICTOR Ten feet tall. VICTOR What. There’s been a monster spotted in the forest over the past couple of days. Brown. No. Victor opens castle door.. JERALD Sorry to disturb you Baron. Zarya follows.77. nothing like that. sir. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. Green..
JERALD Very well. A knock at the door. Victor looks over Jerald’s shoulder at drawbridge. sir. Victor stays at door. watches Jerald leave. Good night. In that case. .) Would you like to come out so we can talk about this. VICTOR That won’t be a problem. In fact. Zarya behind him. Good night. patrolman. ear pressed to door. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .S. for your own safety.STORAGE ROOM . JASON Yes? VICTOR (O. ashamed.S. the Magistrate asks that you stay indoors. I would not be much help. closes and bolts the castle door. Will you be able to make it to town tonight? VICTOR I’m sorry. then back to Jerald. VICTOR (O.) You heard the patrolman? JASON Yes. INT.78. I won’t even know how to hold a bow or a sword. sir.CONTINUOUS Jason stands. I’m merely a doctor. JERALD Very good. I will immediately secure the castle. JASON No. JERALD I understand. sir. head held down. Jason steps back. VICTOR Thank you.
) Get out here. VICTOR And now the whole town. wants to kill you. JASON I’m sorry.but I was bored.. Jason hangs his head. INT.ENTRY HALL . head bowed. Victor shakes his head.S.CONTINUOUS Jason. now! JASON Yes. I just wanted someone to talk to. VICTOR And I told you what would happen. JASON Yes. out of fear. VICTOR People saw you? JASON Yes.79. VICTOR Didn’t I tell you not to do that? JASON Yes. VICTOR Follow me. sighs.. didn’t I? Jason raises his head. looks at Victor. VICTOR (O. enters. sir. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR You went outside the castle? JASON Yes. .
I’ll hear it.promise me you won’t lower the drawbridge. Jason close by. JASON I promise. Victor amazed as Jason casually moves handles. Winch does not move. VICTOR Jason. sir. Victor tries harder. looks sad. effortlessly. tries to pull down.. winch rotates quickly. prepares himself. We’re going to raise the drawbridge.. takes a deep breath.80. Jason slowly walks to the other set of handles. and.CONTINUOUS Victor sets down lantern.WINCH ROOM . A thunderous.. hands on winch handles. no one can get out. JASON What are we doing here? VICTOR We’re going to do something that hasn’t been done since the war. Victor reaches out to grab the handles. INT. I could use your help. eyes lowered. (beat) . echoing boom. Victor grabs two large wooden handles. raises drawbridge. more importantly.. JASON Yes. Victor steps back. No movement. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Massive winch dominates room. . VICTOR If you try to lower the drawbridge. depressed. VICTOR That was quite impressive Jason looks sad. Jason stands head down. VICTOR (CONT’D) With the drawbridge up no one can get in. Drawbridge raised.
means my dinner should be be ready. VICTOR Okay. only partially seen. waiting for me. let’s have dinner. whispering) I don’t feel very hungry right now. sighs. Elizabeth (Jonathan’s wife) preparing dinner.NIGHT Jonathan enters. leaves. your dinner is ready. Blazing fire in fireplace. Elizabeth pauses. JONATHAN I’m home! ELIZABETH We heard you.81. dear. INT. JONATHAN Deirdre. Jonathan’s daughter helps with meal. JONATHAN I’m home. JASON (sad. . Sit down. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . Jonathan sits down at the table. Deirdre focuses on the two dinner plates. Victor grabs lantern. come here and see the present I got you for your birthday. Jonathan pulls a book out from his pouch. Dinner is almost ready. JASON I understand. ELIZABETH Yes. As Elizabeth brings meal to Jonathan. Deirdre (Jonathan’s daughter) is seen. Room darkens. dear. Behind Elizabeth. Jason motionless. Elizabeth brings plate and mug to Jonathan. DEIRDRE My birthday was last week. Victor sighs. Deirdre prepares two dinner plates.
It attacked patrolman Kirby today. Where did you get it? JONATHAN (with pride) I took it from that monster in the forest. JONATHAN The monster the whole town has been talking about. looks through it.. Deirdre picks up the book. Deirdre remains standing. nervous) What monster? Jonathan looks up from his meal. don’t I get a thank you? Deirdre sits at table. Deirdre brings plates to table. DEIRDRE Thank you. Out of no where. JONATHAN (food in mouth) Well. Deirdre shocked. Elizabeth concerned.82. ELIZABETH What happened? Jonathan takes a drink. DEIRDRE It’s a book of fairy tales.. looks at the book. I’ve been working very hard. too. ELIZABETH The monster? DEIRDRE (shocked. It tried to attack me. JONATHAN Don’t take that tone with me young lady. clears his throat. Jonathan tosses book across table. JONATHAN I was in the woods when I saw a deer. the monster . The one I was just deputized to help kill.
When it fled into the forest. that’s all. leaves table. tears in her eyes.I just heard. burps. it’s very tall.. and my arrow hit the monster. dear. looks sad. Deirdre gasps. JONATHAN Well. it dropped this book. to defend the deer. ELIZABETH You certainly are brave! Deirdre looks at the book. young lady.. JONATHAN What’s wrong with you? DEIRDRE (softly) No one got attacked at the lake. JONATHAN I asked you a question.your birthday present. JONATHAN And how would you know that? Deirdre stands silent. Jonathan slowly rises.. How do you know what happened at the lake? DEIRDRE I. DEIRDRE Daddy. Deirdre picks up book. .83. Green and brown. JONATHAN appeared and savagely attacked it.. I got my bow out. JONATHAN (CONT’D) The monster ran towards me and I fought it off. what did the monster look like? Jonathan finishes his meal. The same monster they say attacked those children at the lake.
Deirdre sobs uncontrollably. Jonathan twists her wrist again. Elizabeth rises.84. Deirdre cries in pain. Were you there? Deirdre walks away. Elizabeth cries in pain. Jonathan grabs Deirdre’s wrist. and I want that money! DEIRDRE (screaming. arms up in defense. ELIZABETH Jonathan. cringes. Jonathan rushes around the table. . JONATHAN Tell me what you saw. ELIZABETH Jonathan. Deirdre gasps in pain. JONATHAN Don’t interfere woman! They’re offering two hundred gold sovereigns for the monster. crying. girl! DEIRDRE (in pain) I promised! Jonathan twists Deirdre’s wrist again. no! Deirdre turns. crying in pain) He’s not a monster! He’s just a boy! JONATHAN That thing is no child! DEIRDRE You’re hurting me. Deirdre cries in pain. stop it! Jonathan slaps Elizabeth. twists it. JONATHAN You play with those children all the time. Stop! JONATHAN I’ll stop when you tell me about the monster! Elizabeth sits.
. JONATHAN Talk child! I’m losing my patience! DEIRDRE (crying) The boy’s name is Jason. comforts her. understand? ELIZABETH Jonathan. Elizabeth rushes to Deirdre. But. JONATHAN I’m busy. he lives in the castle. Jonathan rips the book from Deirdre’s hand. 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. .85. I know that for a fact! DEIRDRE (crying) His dad. He was going to read to me today. clutching her left wrist. in tears. You two stay here and not a word of this is anyone. We have to get her to a doctor. Jonathan pushes Deirdre away.saved him. this was an accident! Understand! Elizabeth and Deirdre nod. Deirdre falls.. JONATHAN I’m going to go handle some official deputy business. JONATHAN Jason Frankenstein is dead. You get her to a doctor. Jonathan sneers.
Thought I’d stop by and see my granddaughter. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened? JONATHAN Nothing serious. hooded cloak hides her face. . MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . Jonathan.CONTINUOUS Jonathan rushes out. Perhaps some other time. You know how clumsy women can be. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Leaving? I specifically asked people stay indoors. holding her left wrist. JONATHAN Why? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason? JONATHAN No. JONATHAN We were just leaving. William and Robert ride up.86. appear in doorway behind Jonathan. JONATHAN Aldred! What are you doing out here? MAGISTRATE ALDRED We’re on patrol. and Deirdre. Where are you going? JONATHAN I’m going to meet with a few of the other deputies. is everything okay? Elizabeth looks away. Elizabeth is taking Deirdre to the doctor. Elizabeth. of course not. EXT. Magistrate Aldred. just a little kitchen accident.
ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.
EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.
but hurry. Deirdre approach cave. EXT.g. looks at his notes. Jason. flashes of gray. Jason and Deirdre cautiously move through bushes concealing cave entrance. Jason. looks concerned. POACHER’S CAVE . Victor wakes.VICTOR’S LAB . I know a secret cave where we can stay dry. DEIRDRE Okay. In b. thunder. JASON The cave’s not that far. . You can leave as soon as the storm passes. Come with me. a second storm builds over the mountains. stretches. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR (O.DAY Light rain. distant thunder. Deirdre exit. Sounds of movement.) (shouting) Jason! I need you in the lab today! Zarya’s muffled barks. Deirdre rubs her bandaged forearm. INT. Victor leaves. DEIRDRE I’m not supposed to be out here.DAY Victor asleep at the desk. VICTOR Going to need Jason for some tests today.S. JASON You’ll never get home through that. Distant lightning. Above the mountains. Lightning. My father will get angry if he knows I left the house. several flashes of cloud-to-cloud lightning. stands up.90. Glimpses of movement. Rainfall. The storm approaches. Heavy rain.
. Jason takes a step back. You can dry off there.CONTINUOUS Jason lights lantern. Jason tries to pull it.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre reach the boulder. Nothing happens. INT. Deirdre looks at her wet clothes. follows Jason. Nothing happens.he should understand. Nothing happens. He’s really nice. leans his shoulder against boulder. JASON It opened this morning! This is how I got out. Let’s look around here. JASON I forgot about the switch. . Jason hands lantern to Deirdre. DEIRDRE What switch? JASON On the other side of the boulder there is a torch holder. DEIRDRE What about your father? JASON Well. TUNNEL . it acts as a switch to let the boulder move. INT. Jason tries to push it. Nothing happens. Deirdre and Jason scan walls of cave.. JASON Let’s go to the castle. JASON Come on! Deirdre shrugs. DEIRDRE My dad is going to be furious.91. just really busy. POACHER’S CAVE . Jason walks to the back of the cave. Jason uses both his hands to try to pull boulder. Jason sighs.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . DEIRDRE So. D) Victor opens roof access door. find Jason! Go get him.DAY SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor looks in the library. thunder. JASON There is no Plan B. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . INT. C) Victor looks in the kitchen. Zarya jumps up. Victor smiles. looks outside. I can’t get back home. runs to entrance of WELL ROOM.CONTINUOUS Victor enters. Zarya follows. Zarya follows. Zarya follows. VICTOR Jason? B) Victor looks in Jason’s room. VICTOR Jason! END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. . We raised the drawbridge.92.ENTRY HALL . Lightning. girl. JASON (CONT’D) Nothing. VICTOR Jason! Come out! I don’t have time for hide and seek! Victor looks at Zarya. Zarya follows. Zarya sits. VICTOR You want to play? Zarya. what’s Plan B? Jason look of despair. wags her tail.
93. A large wolf sniffs the ground just inside the cave. First wolf stalks toward Jason. Deirdre gasps.CONTINUOUS Zarya. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . bites and tears her dress as Deirdre steps back and screams. scratches well wall. looks outside. bites his leg. Jason kicks first wolf off.WELL ROOM . Both wolves limp out of cave. Deirdre stands.. JASON Well. POACHER’S CAVE . Zarya runs to well. these don’t. Jason kicks second wolf. First wolf leaps at Jason.DAY Jason and Deirdre enter. Jason’s leg glows green/white. sits. But we’re trapped here. .. sends it flying. DEIRDRE I thought animals liked you. into cave wall. A low growl echoes. DEIRDRE But. Deirdre kneels. thunder. Deirdre holds her left arm across her chest. looks down at her dress. Victor enter.it bit you. A distant roll of echoing thunder. VICTOR Jason! Come out of there! Now! INT. A second wolf steps toward Deirdre. stop. right hand massaging the bandages. Jason hurries to cave entrance. Second wolf leaps at Deirdre. I saw it! JASON I heal quickly. Victor looks down the well. lifts her paw. looks at Jason’s leg. INT. DEIRDRE You’re hurt! JASON I’m fine. No wound is seen. yelping. DEIRDRE My father will kill me when he sees my dress. Lightning. tears in eyes.
His feet come out from under him. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Where would she go? There’s a monster out there. What can I do? Elizabeth closes door. thunder. sets lantern down. ELIZABETH Deirdre is missing. Bruise on her face. VICTOR Where is he? END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. head hung low.94. Rainfall. carries a lantern. Lightning. C) Victor reaches boulder. lowers her hood. A knock on door. B) Victor walks through the escape tunnel. ELIZABETH Dad.DAY Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. ELIZABETH She may have gone to warn it. she must have left early this morning. Victor slides down. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Come in. back to boulder to a sitting position. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? . MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. hooded cloak covers her face. I need your help. pushes. Victor puts shoulder against boulder. of course. looks over papers. tries to move boulder repeatedly. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . Elizabeth enters. moves his feet. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor descends the ladder. silhouetted in light of the lantern. No movement.
Lightning. The men gather their weapons. What’s he doing? JONATHAN I don’t know. Jason hands book to Deirdre. fades. follow Victor. My guess is he’ll lead us right to the monster. Magistrate Aldred stands up.DAY FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE sits clouded in mists and rain. helps Elizabeth sit down. you can head home.DAY Light from lantern waivers. emerges from mists on drawbridge. INT.. ELIZABETH Deirdre. EXT. JONATHAN I knew it! Get ready boys! Victor carries lantern. They watch the drawbridge lower. I don’t want to be trapped in a cave in the dark.Deirdre says it’s not a monster. When we get to the road. POACHER’S CAVE . JASON If we leave. BEVAL That’s the doctor. thunder.95. but we’ll follow him. CARSEN The drawbridge! Jonathan and Beval join Carsen. Muffled clank. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . . She says it’s just some boy from the castle. wears heavy cloak and large hat. tell me what you know. drawbridge lowers slowly.. Distant roll of thunder. walks toward forest. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. we can stay along the edge of the mountains. DEIRDRE The light’s going out.
EXT. guttural growl. move closer. DEIRDRE Thank you. JASON Deirdre. a large branch sticks out. run for your life. FOREST . Lightning. throws it. get out of here.96. Deirdre holds book to her chest with her right hand. branch lands with a crash. Thunder. JASON Here. wolves flee. EXT. Jason and Deirdre step backwards against fallen tree. A low. Jason grabs a rock. DEIRDRE What about you? Jason looks at the tree.crawl under.CONTINUOUS Jason steps out of cave. thunder. Light rain. effortlessly throws it. Deirdre follows. move forward. guttural growl. The wolves dodge. Jason grabs two large rocks. JASON Run. Jason tears branch off. Lightning. . I’ll hold them off. then another. It misses. as a gift. Lightning. Light from lantern flickers. Wolves appear. take this.. Movement is heard. A small crawl space under tree close-by. Jason picks it up. Pack Leader a deep.. Glimpse of a wolf. The wolves pause. thunder. Jason throws a rock. Wolves dodge. Jason throws a rock. The Pack Leader much larger than other wolves. POACHER’S CAVE . Two wolves appear. dies. Sounds of movement increase. Jason and Deirdre move on. A very large branch on the ground. An enormous fallen tree blocks their path. the wolf Pack Leader enters.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre walk cautiously. Wolves growl. Deirdre puts book in large pocket of her dress. Thank you very much.
FOREST . A wolf leaps at Jason. move closer. DEIRDRE Ow! Help me! Help! Jason. Deirdre screams. EXT. What do you think you’re doing? . twists. DEIRDRE Help! Help us! EXT. sets it down. Deirdre dives under tree. Sounds of battle. yelps. Jason glows green/white. taps it. A second wolf attacks Deirdre. snarls. Lightning. Deirdre. JASON Bad doggies! Pack Leader attacks. Carsen and Beval grab Victor. Lightning. gets stuck. once. Pack Leader steps forward. Jason holds tree branch in right hand. lifts it. flashes of green/white light.DAY Small clearing on forest path. Jason grabs second wolf by scruff of neck. These are my lands. Wolf grabs Deirdre’s foot. pulls. kicks second wolf. twice. glows green/white. thunder. thunder. against open palm of left hand.CONTINUOUS Deirdre emerges from under fallen tree. FOREST . sound of tearing cloth. DEIRDRE Jason? JASON Go! Please. A yelp of pain. throws it against a nearby tree. Wolves attack. Deirdre yells. JONATHAN Well. hold him against tree. Victor’s hat falls. squeezes under tree. what are you doing out here in the forest? VICTOR That’s none of your concern. Second wolf. Jason knocks wolf away. More wolves appear. doctor. runs with a slight limp.97. stunned. I will do as I please. releases its grip. Jonathan walks up. takes lantern from Victor.
I have no idea what you’re talking about. smiles. Snarls. VICTOR You men are insane. doctor. Flashes of green/white light in the distance. thunder. DEIRDRE (O. Victor stops struggling. We know after your son died. Victor struggles against the men holding him. JONATHAN We know it all. you created a monster in your lab. And. We know you even named it Jason. after your son. distant) Ow! Help me! Help! CARSEN Jonathan! That’s your daughter! The men look toward the scream. pushes Victor hard up into the tree. JONATHAN The reward for the monster.) (muffled. Lightning. Lightning. JONATHAN Oh. loud thunder. I think you will. we know you’re going to tell us where it is. sounds of battle. Jonathan leans close to Victor.98. VICTOR I’m not going to tell you thugs anything! Jonathan draws his hunting knife. looks pale. The monster you created.S. . VICTOR What reward money? Jonathan uses his left hand to press Victor against the tree. JONATHAN I think we’re about to collect the reward money. Jonathan puts his left forearm into Victor’s chest. yelps.
tell them who sent you. Kirby and Jerald ride into clearing. Sounds of horses. thunder. Lightning. VICTOR (barely audible) No. Jonathan turns. Jonathan pulls out knife. faints. doctor. DEIRDRE Help us. CARSEN We have company. . Victor slides down tree. BEVAL Jonathan. JONATHAN I won’t let you make any more of those things! Jonathan stabs Victor. Deirdre collapses. Beval drops his bow. distant) Help! Help us! Jonathan turns to Victor. Carsen and Beval draw their bows. A rumble of thunder. William. rushes to Deirdre. green/white flashes in the distance. Robert. sounds of hooves. Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN When you get to hell. JONATHAN Your monster is attacking my daughter! Victor struggles to breathe. Jonathan leans close to Victor. howls. Carsen and Beval gasp. gasps for breath. DEIRDRE (O. release Victor. Victor holds stomach. why? JONATHAN I have my reasons! Yelps. Jonathan moves his forearm forcefully into Victor’s throat. Movement nearby. blood seeps between fingers. Lightning.S. Carsen lowers his bow.) (muffled.99. Deirdre stumbles into clearing.
) Deirdre! Deirdre gets to her feet.) (muffled.100. shakes off her mother’s arms. Deirdre opens her eyes. Robert. A green/white glow approaches. flanked by two patrolmen. a flash of green/white light. Lightning.Deirdre! BEVAL It’s the monster! CARSEN It’s coming for the girl. Sounds of fighting. a sound of wood hitting flesh. rides into clearing. thunder.S. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get the child back to the horses! Spread out! JONATHAN No! The reward money’s mine! A yell. vanishes. Lightning. Silence. Robert and Elizabeth carry Deirdre behind the other patrolmen. Heavy footsteps.. Elizabeth and Robert rush to Deirdre. Elizabeth dismount. dear. we’ve found her! Elizabeth. DEIRDRE (weakly) Mom? ELIZABETH Everything will be okay. dragging. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (shouting over his shoulder) Elizabeth. Beval steps back. JASON (O. thunder. looks around her. JASON (O. dragging.. DEIRDRE Jason! Run! . a yelp of pain. Heavy footsteps. The green/white light fades. green/white flashes in the distance. Magistrate Aldred.S. distant) Deirdre!.
A voice. drops the carcass. Patrolman confused. We’re just going to talk. yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the patrolmen) Stand down.umm.101.uh. Magistrate Aldred steps forward. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason? What happened to you? Jason looks around. monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Enough! Back-off now! Jonathan takes a step back. Heavier rain falls. Carsen raises his bow. Jason stumbles through bushes into clearing. whispers of disbelief. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to Jason) Jason? Jason Frankenstein? JASON Umm. it’s okay. JASON I. DEIRDRE Don’t hurt him! He hasn’t hurt anyone! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Deirdre. of creature from Jason’s dream.. thunder. Patrolmen draw their weapons. steps backwards. slowly lower their weapons. drags carcass of Pack Leader. Deirdre rushes to Jason. arms wide.. Deirdre looks up at Jason. . Gasps of surprise. in tears. oh.. Lightning. Carson lowers his bow.g.. Jason nervous. turns to face patrolman. echoing in b. Jonathan steps forward. JONATHAN I’m not going to talk! Get away from my daughter.. DEIRDRE Tell them. lower your weapons.
JONATHAN You’ll pay for these lies. Thunder.... Gasps of surprise. DEIRDRE Daddy? JONATHAN Lies! This demon is simply trying to trick us! Deirdre. in tears. Anguish in Deirdre’s face.they tried to kill me. Carsen and Beval. . Lightning.. Jason steps toward Jonathan.. Jonathan raises his hunting knife.) Tell them. JASON I saw poachers. JASON I remember you. CREATURE (V. Carsen and Beval take a few steps backwards. DEIRDRE Why? Jonathan steps forward.. JASON (CONT’D) A man on a black horse chased me. The horse hurt me really bad.102. JONATHAN Enough! Why are we listening to this thing? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Did you see the people that hurt you? Jason slowly points to Jonathan.O. stumbles backward. JASON They’re right there. Laughing as you chased me.tell them.
JASON I’m not a helpless little boy any more! My father made me strong! JONATHAN Your father can’t help you anymore. monster.103. Everyone turns away or shields their eyes. Jonathan thrown backwards. Jason reaches his hands out. JONATHAN When you get to hell. lands hard against a distant tree. The green/white light fades. JASON What? A flash of lightning reflects off Jonathan’s hunting knife and the blood on it. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Stand down! Jason steps over the carcass. Jason cries out. Jason steps to the left. shouts. he’s dead. Jason. Jason turns. glows softly. tears in eyes. JASON Daddy! Blinding flash of green/white light. JASON Daddy? Daddy? It’s time to wake up. Victor’s body sits against the tree. Thunder. boy. in tears. A bow crashes down. Carsen looks at his shattered bow. shakes him gently. kneels next to Victor. say hello to your father. Jason rushes to Victor. holds Victor by the shoulders. JASON Daddy? Jason’s skin flickers with intense spots of green/white light. Jonathan smiles. splinters over Jason’s head and shoulder. JONATHAN No one is listening to you. . Horses panic. Jason’s head and shoulder glow brighter. closer to Jonathan. illuminated by the lantern. straight through Jonathan. Nearby lightning. a roar of thunder.
bow drawn. thunder. takes aim at Jason. Jason lifts Victor. raises his arms. black-fletched arrow notched.S. remnants of bow and black-fletched arrows from his quiver scatter over the ground. Victor’s cloak falls. a flash of steel. The arrow misses. Carsen lands at feet of Magistrate Aldred. . lowers his arms. Jonathan smiles. Jonathan releases Deirdre. grabs Deirdre. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Robert. WILLIAM Your orders. Deirdre runs to Elizabeth’s arms. Jonathan staggers forward.104. JONATHAN Aldred. stands tall. The point of a sword appears at Jonathan’s throat. Jonathan. I have every intention of dealing with the monster. Lightning. DEIRDRE (O. jumps. raises a fist. throws his bow to the ground. MAGISTRATE ALDRED No. Jonathan yells in frustration. JONATHAN You little brat! Sound of well-oiled steel sliding over leather. escort my daughter and grandchild back to town. JASON Leave me alone! Jason punches Carsen in the chest. Jonathan slowly steps away. sends him flying backwards. Jason flees. knocks Jonathan’s bow.) No! Dierdre rushes forward. what are you doing? You’re not going to let the monster get away? Magistrate Aldred lowers his sword to his side. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (coldly) I won’t do that if I were you.
It’s not ten feet tall. JONATHAN What? What for? Jerald moves towards Jonathan.yes. You are under arrest for the attempted murder of the boy. Magistrate Aldred motions towards carcass of Pack Leader with his sword. stunned. points his sword. sir. but it’s the only thing with fangs and claws I’ve seen today. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald. You are under arrest for the murder of Baron Victor Frankenstein. in pain. sir! Robert moves Elizabeth and Deirdre to his horse. The other patrolman lifts Carsen. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. Jason Frankenstein. ROBERT Yes. Beval does not resist. JONATHAN You’ve got no proof! Nothing! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Murder and poaching are hanging offenses. KIRBY (embarrassed) Ummm. .. see to it the body of that creature is brought to town. Magistrate Aldred turns to Jonathan. you are under arrest for poaching. you and the other patrolmen will immediately place Jonathan and his friends under arrest. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. One patrolman approaches Beval. from the ground. Jonathan struggles briefly against Jerald’s efforts to tie his hands behind his back..105. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan.
sir.except me. sir. He’s to speak to no one. Magistrate Aldred steps back. walks the horse away.. JERALD Yes.. when you can’t threaten anyone. .I’m a war hero. hands tied behind his back. I’m your son-in-law. Elizabeth and Deirdre. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (very coldly) When you’re safely in jail. Remember? In the b... BEVAL (whispering) A good man. Robert holds the reins. William walks up to Magistrate Aldred. you’ll beg for the hangman’s noose before I’m done with you. sit atop Robert’s horse. 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. place Jonathan in solitary confinement. JONATHAN Aldred.g.106. Magistrate Aldred steps next to Jonathan.. Captain. JONATHAN Aldred. Don’t do this..you can’t do this. Beval stands. If I find out all those kitchen accidents weren’t really accidents... please. the war’s over. I’m going to have a nice long talk with my daughter and granddaughter. leans close. head down... MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald.yes..General. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) I have all the evidence I think I need. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Sorry.
. Dark clouds obscure sky and mountains above castle. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Magistrate Aldred shouts.We want to talk to you! EXT. sir. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The monster is on his way to solitary confinement. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .) (shouting. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We can’t.Frankenstein! . WILLIAM I. sir. WILLIAM The drawbridge. points to the lantern. EXT. WILLIAM Yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason! Jason Frankenstein!. WILLIAM What about the monster.. Magistrate Aldred nods.NIGHT Magistrate Aldred and William approach FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE.S.COURTYARD . sighs. How do we get across? Magistrate Aldred curses under his breath. I mean the Frankenstein boy.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. We have some more work to do. Drawbridge is raised..107. will you get that lantern and ride with me. distant) Jason!..
) (softly) Good night. Jason reads to Victor. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .I love you..so that he and his father would live happily ever after. echoing) Frankenstein!..S.S.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . cradled in Jason’s lap. in tears) Pinocchio and Geppetto. . but he learned to be brave... Room starts to darken. except for the dim light of a small fire in fireplace. and to listen to his father. in tears) Pinocchio had made many mistakes.and kissed him good night....made it safely home.. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: JASON (O.. INT.108. JASON The End...after their adventures.to not tell lies. blood-stained...CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.I love you very much....) (reading. Victor.ENTRY HALL . Daddy..STUDY .) (mufled.Pinocchio prayed the Blue Fairy would come and turn him into a real boy.. Geppetto put Pinocchio to bed. INT..CONTINUOUS Everything is dark... Fog/mist condense into words: "The End" The words evaporate back into fog/mist. Zarya on floor nearby..S. Fog/mist begins to obscure scene Jason closes book. dead..Frankenstein! JASON (O. Room goes dark. JASON (reading.
I want to play with my big brother again. In b. grasps Deborah’s hand. Deborah smiles. hugs Katherine. in fine formal attire.109. Victor looks at his clothes. . Daddy. points of light appear. Victor goes to one knee. Katherine looks disappointed. KATHERINE But.not now. VICTOR Not now sweetheart. right? Victor looks at Katherine and then at Deborah. smiles. DEBORAH Welcome beloved! VICTOR Oh. smiles. enters. fade away. DEBORAH We’ll never be apart again. KATHERINE We’ll wait for him. VICTOR Of course we will. He sees Deborah and Katherine. Deborah. Deborah and Katherine appear. KATHERINE Welcome home. smiles. Is Jason coming too? Victor stands up.. Deborah looks at Katherine. Katherine gives Victor a big kiss on his cheek. EXT. Victor embraces Deborah. sparkle. "HEAVEN" White mist and clouds fill the scene.. DEBORAH It’s not his time.g. smiles broader. I’ve truly missed you. Victor.
VICTOR (O. turn and each grasp one of Katherine’s hands. they walk away into the mists. Victor and Deborah release their hands.S. FOG/MIST OBSCURE THE SCENE TO BLACK: FADE OUT THE END ..)(CONT’D) We’ll wait. Backs turned.110. small points of light sparkle on their outlines as they move away.. Deborah and Katherine fade away into points of sparkling light. Victor.together.
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