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

Durkis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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