Good Night Prometheus: The Tragedy of Frankenstein By James C. Durkis and Kaja E.
James C. Durkis 9601 Regal Ridge Drive, NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 362-1029 firstname.lastname@example.org
FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.
VICTOR (O. The bleeding has been stopped.) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry. Sounds of distant fighting. You’ll have to. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER . VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders. quickly leaves. VICTOR (CONT’D) Am I free to go? The officer nods.3. Victor grabs his bag. I have patients right here who need my attention. OFFICER (O. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. The officer draws his sword. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground.. Victor looks up at his escorts.S..
. MILITARY OFFICER That was not a request doctor! You will come with me now! The soldier grabs Victor’s medical bag.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. Gasps of shock. threatens Victor.S.
Daddy. MILITARY HOSPITAL . VICTOR No.DAY JASON (O.4. several items on the floor. Bloodstained bedsheets cover Edgar’s face. We couldn’t stop the bleeding. sits down next to Edgar. VICTOR Huh? What? JASON It’s time to wake up.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason looks at the clutter. elbows on knees. The desk is a mess. VICTOR What happened? NURSE I’m sorry.) Daddy.. okay?
. huh? VICTOR Yes.S.. in grief. INT... hands over face.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) Victor hurries in. it seems so.doctor.. JASON (CONT’D) Made a mess again. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS NURSE (O. FOG/MIST EVAPORATE Victor awakes with a start.S.not my brother. Victor hangs his head.VICTOR’S LAB . Victor.) Doctor. I’ll clean this up while you start breakfast..
Like the lightning from a storm.5. the spark machine. Victor enters.
INT. 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. JASON What’s with the red and blue barrels? VICTOR Ahhhh. It can make muscles twitch or help a heart keep beating.KITCHEN . If I
. JASON Does it work? VICTOR Sometimes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . you’ll see. Any new inventions last night? VICTOR No. just smaller. Victor and Jason sit down. When I combine different plants and minerals into each barrel I can create a spark. Jason prepares breakfast. JASON Good morning. Daddy. JASON (smiling) Sometimes? Like your other experiments? VICTOR I’ll find the answer to all the problems. VICTOR Thanks Jason. eat.CONTINUOUS KITCHEN is cluttered. not really. Zarya sits nearby. The blood replacement works in small doses.
FOREST . watch Jason and Zarya run down a forest path. I can save a lot of lives..with minor side effects.. JASON You work too hard. softly) Adults don’t get to play.. Zarya emerge from the mist covering the drawbridge..to make things right. son. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ..I was not here when your grandfather died because I was forced into the war.CONTINUOUS Two men (Beval and Carsen) kneel behind tall bushes. There’s so much I need to do... questioningly. My work is important. that’s all.6. Jason looks up. You need to go out and play.CONTINUOUS Jason. But I’ll fix that problem too.I was unable to save your mother when your sister was born.I was unable to save my own brother. JASON (laughing to himself) Do those work yet? VICTOR Yes.
. I haven’t earned any playtime.
VICTOR can figure out how to replace that blood. to the forest. VICTOR (somber.and I was unable to save your sister when she was overcome by the consumption. they do. EXT.... actually. EXT. VICTOR (CONT’D) A little skin discoloration. especially when the moss patches are used.. run along the road..
At least I’m putting them to good use. The three men fade back into the shadows of the forest. throws it at some ducks. Zarya snuggles up next to him. these are my lands now. We don’t want to be caught poaching on the baron’s lands. Carsen and Beval exchange looks of concern. BEVAL Hunting has been poor all year. EXT.7. He doesn’t take care of his land. doesn’t help the sick in town. CARSEN Come on. BEVAL It’s the Frankenstein boy. JONATHAN The baron? Don’t make me laugh! That useless excuse for a doctor does nothing but sit in his castle. Jason grabs a rock. As far as I’m concerned. A third man (Jonathan) joins Beval and Carsen. CARSEN It will be our necks if we’re caught. The baron signed a warrant against poachers on his lands. Zarya chases the ducks as they fly off. JONATHAN What’s the problem? CARSEN It’s the baron’s son and his dog. Jason sits down behind a large boulder. LAKE SIDE . let’s try a different location.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya enter large clearing near lake. The men watch Jason and Zarya run off into the forest. JONATHAN That brat probably scared off what little game there was around here.
Jason backs away. Gasps of surprise. you go get it. pushes Jason over. Zarya dives past Deirdre into the water.
. helps Jason up. JASON I’m Jason. Dierdre falls into the water.
A girl (Deirdre). A splash. Deirdre extends one finger..8. Are you new in the town? JASON No. I live in the castle with my father. The younger children laugh. Jason backs into the lake. stops at the water’s edge. Deirdre chases the ball. The ball lands in the water. DEIRDRE You threw it.. sprays Deirdre.. extends a hand.here’s your ball. shakes herself off.not really. The younger children laugh.it’s just water. JASON (apologetic) Umm. DEIRDRE Oh. trying not to laugh) No. I’m Deirdre. I’ll show you funny.. Deirdre leans over. so you think it’s funny do you? JASON (smiling. Zarya delivers the ball to Jason. water splashes. DEIRDRE Well.. Jason smiles. approaches Jason. the same age as Jason. He’s a doctor.. Zarya retrieves the ball. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) Hi. enters tossing a ball with two younger children. Jason loses his balance.. DEIRDRE I’ve never seen you around before. Deirdre angry. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) There! Now we’re even. Deirdre approaches.
Deirdre and younger children play keep-away. JASON Sure! MONTAGE A) Jason.. END MONTAGE EXT. perhaps? Deirdre and younger children leave...CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE It’s getting late. JASON I had fun. B) Jason. haunted castle? JASON It’s not haunted. DEIRDRE (smiling) Don’t worry about it! Let’s play! It would be good to finally have someone my own age to play with. Want to play again tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure..it’s just. Deirdre and younger children chase after Zarya.
DEIRDRE You mean the old.my father’s really busy. but bring some food.. A picnic. We have to get back. and.9.
.. Jason smiles. JASON See you tomorrow. D) Jason. waves. Deirdre and younger children play catch. C) Jason. Zarya pants in exhaustion. Deirdre and younger children play tag. LAKE SIDE .
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .let me set things up. Zarya pokes her head over the raised edge of the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. blushes. EXT. tosses it away. Zarya sprints after it. it’s a long walk from the castle.10. EXT. DEIRDRE Well..
. Daddy! Victor mumbles in his sleep. Zarya emerges from under the covers. Zarya rushes after Jason.LATER Deirdre picks flowers. Jason holds the remains of the turkey leg. JASON Sorry. knocks an item off the desk. eats a turkey leg.CONTINUOUS Jason looks into the LAB. DEIRDRE You brought a picnic! How wonderful! Jason smiles. barks. Jason sleepily opens window.. JASON Yes.umm..CONTINUOUS Jason carries a large basket. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON Come on girl. JASON I’ll be late! INT.JASON’S BEDROOM . emerges from the mists over the drawbridge. LAKE SIDE .VICTOR’S LAB .
INT. Jason and Zarya enter. tail wagging. JASON Time to wake up. it’s about time. Victor is asleep at the desk.DAY Jason wakes up. The room is a mess.
LAKE SIDE . Jason sets out the food. I have to help my Dad with chores and stuff. but I have to get back home. Jason blushes. JASON A. it’s a date. okay. F) Deirdre picks flowers. C) Jason and Deirdre sit down and eat. JASON I had fun too.. D) Zarya steals food while Jason looks at Deirdre. She selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them.a what? Deirdre causally walks away. E) Jason and Deirdre walk along the lake shore. one at a time. Jason and Deirdre fold the picnic cloth. skip stones into the water. into the lake. DEIRDRE A date.. DEIRDRE Okay. a picnic. B) Jason and Deirdre play catch with Zarya. Why are you throwing flowers into the water?
. Maybe we can meet again in a few days. JASON But. The sun gets low in the western sky. END MONTAGE EXT.
MONTAGE A) Jason pulls out an elegant cloth (with the Frankenstein crest embroidered on it). But you have to bring a picnic.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE I had a wonderful time today.11.
Jonathan’s shot misses. draws his bow. I’ll take care of the witness. JONATHAN A boy who can cost us our lives! Get moving! Jonathan notches another black-fletched arrow. Jason stops.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya walk along a dim forest path. atop a black horse. spurs his horse forward. Jonathan moves his horse next to Beval and Carsen. Carsen places his hand on his hunting knife.12. Zarya growls. Jason backs up to a tree. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from its side. Jonathan? He’s just a boy. BEVAL Why.
. Sounds of movement. EXT. two more arrows are shot into the deer. Jonathan. crouches. They’re pretty and they look nice in the water. softly growls. A black-fletched arrow flies into the tree right next to Jason’s head. FOREST . Jason steps backward as Beval and Carsen appear. BEVAL May God have mercy on our souls. Jason runs. leaves. killing it. Beval looks anguished. JASON Poachers.
DEIRDRE I don’t know. Jason shakes his head. JASON Girls are strange. A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. The deer staggers. stumbling. Zarya stops short. JONATHAN You two get that kill back to the cave. Deirdre picks more flowers.
lowers the bow. Jason rolls over. exhausted. Jonathan sneers. JASON Noooo! The horse pounds his front hooves down. The sound of broken bones. dodges between trees. Jason. tell them who sent you. Jonathan leans forward. boy. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Arrows strike the trunks of trees as Jason passes by. Zarya runs at Jason’s side. smiles. a road in sight across a large field. Jason’s raises his arm defensively. Jonathan raises his bow. Zarya’s barking is heard moving away. Jonathan repositions his horse. JONATHAN Come on boy.
EXT. breaks from the forest. Hoof beats approaching. A cart with a lit lantern approaches. pats the horse on the neck. Jason drops the basket. Zarya leaps at Jonathan’s leg. The horse overtakes Jason. flails its front legs. Jonathan repositions his horse.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. runs him over. Cries of pain.13. Jonathan spurs his horse into a sprint over Jason’s body. torn flesh. The sound of broken bones. Zarya barks at the attackers. Jonathan spins the horse around. The sun begins to set.
. Jason stumbles forward. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears. Jonathan looks up. pauses. A kick sends Zarya to the ground with a yelp. badly injured. FOREST . brings its front hooves down. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears back. Zarya fiercely barks. basket in hand. barking. Zarya runs towards the cart. Jonathan spurs his horse forward. The basket shatters beneath the horse’s hooves. silhouetted against the setting sun. back to the forest. let’s have some fun. The sun sets.
runs back along the road. SPENCER Doctor Frankenstein! Baron! Come quickly! Spencer dismounts as Victor opens the castle doors. why the commotion? Victor sees Jason in the back of the cart. steadies himself against the stone banister of the castle steps.NIGHT .CONTINUOUS Zarya reaches the cart. Zarya barks. EXT. SPENCER What do you want girl? You’re a long way from home. Victor turns ashen.NIGHT Spencer’s cart enters the COURTYARD. EXT. Something attacked him. reaches a hand toward Jason. God no. The mist condenses into a ghostly image of the face of Edgar. SPENCER I’m sorry sir. Spencer climbs down. He’s all I have left. FOREST . sees Jason. VICTOR Spencer. Victor’s face a mask of despair. I don’t know what happened. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. Zarya lays next to Jason. Zarya leads Spencer to where Jason lays. steps down the stairs using the banister for support. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
.COURTYARD . Zarya whines repeatedly. Spencer stops his cart. SPENCER Saints protect us. VICTOR Not my son. Mist forms near Victor’s head. lays down next to Jason. Victor staggers. Zarya’s muzzle touching Jason’s hand.14. As the cart gets close. A storm brews over the mountains. Victor. barks again. stops. Zarya runs next to Jason. barks. barks at the driver (Spencer). in grief. squints.
EDGAR’S IMAGE Hey. I love you very much. little brother. okay. disheveled hair. shifts. sir? Victor. The door closes with a low. Victor. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a young woman (Deborah). looking ill.
. I don’t feel very good. VICTOR (whispering) I failed you all. Deborah’s eyes close. SPENCER Is there anything I can do. echoing thud. lifts Jason into his arms. carries him slowly up the entry steps. VICTOR Please. Victor carries Jason through the open door of the castle. it fades away. VICTOR I’ve lost everything. Victor turns from the misty image. SPENCER I’m sorry. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a very young girl (Katherine). don’t let me die. VICTOR No. wet with sweat. Zarya follows. the ghostly image fades. sir. The ghostly image fades. in a trance. DEBORAH’S (VICTOR’S DEAD WIFE) IMAGE You take good care of our daughter. in tears. no. coughing. KATHERINE’S (VICTOR’S DEAD DAUGHTER) IMAGE Daddy.
INT. irregular heart beat. Victor listens to Jason’s chest.. VICTOR Jason? Victor checks for a pulse at Jason’s neck. applies them to Jason’s wounds. A flash of lightning. Victor stumbles. lifts Jason. with renewed energy. B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing.CONTINUOUS Victor places Jason on a large table next to the desk. works furiously on Jason. D) Cloth wraps applied to keep the moss patches in place.
. back against the castle door. The storm grows. Jason makes a weak but audible gasp.VICTOR’S LAB . Zarya follows Victor. a roll of thunder. VICTOR I won’t lose you. thunder. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . MONTAGE A) Victor tosses off his coat..CONTINUOUS Victor. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .ENTRY HALL . VICTOR (CONT’D) You’re alive! Victor stands. in a trance.. cradles Jason’s body. 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.not like the others. A weak.16. Victor grabs a listening tube from his desk. Victor carries Jason with slow. falls to one knee. thunder..
INT. Lightning. Books and other items tossed to the floor. Lightning. mechanical steps. (beat) .
thunder. VICTOR You have a lot of broken bones son. Victor listens to Jason’s heart.
E) The storm rages outside. moss patches and cloth wraps blur together and continue until Jason is covered from head to toe in moss patches and cloth wraps. no. The flow adjusted to a slow drip. VICTOR (CONT’D) The blood replacement! Victor prepares a transfusion. thunder.VICTOR’S LAB . MONTAGE ENDS INT. steady. no. Victor grabs the wires coming from the barrels. a loud clash of thunder.17. A roll of thunder. Quill inserted into Jason’s arm. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I’m going to have to set them. glass container filled with green liquid is seen. VICTOR You’ve lost too much blood. The heartbeat is weak. Victor leans forward. whispers. Victor listens to Jason’s heart.
. A large spark. unsteady. Lightning. Jason’s body arches. Lightning. A sharpened quill the needle. The heartbeat is strong. with a stopcock on the desk controlling the flow. The heart beat is weak. Victor adds large jars of red and blue powder then water to the barrels. A small spark. unsteady. The large. Victor sighs. The storm rages. VICTOR No. Lightning. I’ll give you something for the pain. faint. The wires are touched to the sides of Jason’s chest. Jason’s body twitches. images of scissors. VICTOR No! A flash of lightning illuminates the red and blue barrels on the desk. Zarya whines.CONTINUOUS Victor presses the listening tube to Jason’s chest. stops. touches them to the sides of Jason’s chest.
NIGHT Spencer enters. cloaked from head to toe. A storm outside. BARTENDER What happened? SPENCER I don’t know.) What do you mean trampled? Magistrate Aldred stands at the entrance. I just found the boy’s body on the side of the road. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Animals? SPENCER None that I saw. in the distance. Spencer? The Bartender places a filled mug in front of Spencer.. Trampled.my eyes. smiles. bloody.and that dog was barking like crazy. Jonathan leans forward. TOWN TAVERN . And a very bad night too. Muted gasps of surprise. It was getting dark and you know my eyes don’t work like they used to. It was dark. SPENCER Magistrate! Yes. Bones broken.. The Frankenstein boy died today.
. The right side of the Magistrate’s face is covered by a leather mask. BARTENDER Late night. In the far corner. sir. SPENCER Yes. Not seen anything like it since the war. a hood covers his head partially concealing his face. crushed. Behind Magistrate Aldred stands a patrolman (Jerald). I don’t know of any forest animals that trample people.18.
INT.S. a table partially hidden in shadows.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. sir! The boy looked like he had taken a very bad fall.
I may wish to talk to you again tomorrow. Why did Jonathan have his horse bathed at night?
. Magistrate Aldred walks to and opens the stall door. voice agreement. BEVAL Magistrate. where is it? BEVAL Stall three.CONTINUOUS Beval.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED And the body? SPENCER Delivered to the castle. The Baron was overwhelmed with grief. surprised by the sudden entrance of Magistrate Aldred and Jerald. sir. Jonathan smiles. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED (sternly) Jonathan’s stallion. looks over Jonathan’s horse. INT. returns to Beval. Rain falls outside. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Thank you. Magistrate Aldred. Patrons nod. leans back into the shadows. SPENCER So much death and tragedy around the Frankenstein family. Must be a curse. TOWN STABLE . The Magistrate closes the stall door. Spencer. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Freshly washed.19. what can I do for you? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan’s horse. Jerald leave. quickly hides items behind a post.
Magistrate Aldred makes a clicking sound. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED They say there aren’t any animals that would trample a man. sir. rears up. shatters it. Beval looks uncomfortable. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Better than his family. That’s what they say. the horse stands at attention. BEVAL Jonathan loves that horse. don’t you agree. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kindly hand me that bucket you placed behind the post. the horse’s ears perk-up. walks back to the stall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald? JERALD Yes. Beval hands the bucket to Magistrate Aldred. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Unless its been trained. brings its front hooves crashing down on the bucket. He takes very good care of it. JERALD Yes. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Bucket.20. Magistrate Aldred empties the water. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Yup! Jonathan’s horse positions itself. Sergeant?
. Magistrate Aldred tosses the bucket into the stall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) The good captain was very proud of that trick during the war.
BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy was killed today. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .21. sir. General. whispers to himself. BEVAL (feigning surprise) That’s.. You’re a good. INT. Magistrate Aldred and Jerald leave the stable. VICTOR As the young maiden approached. loyal man Beval. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I see. BEVAL Yes. sir! What happened? MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy? Beval looks pale. sir? I don’t know anything. Victor reads to Jason. very proud. in shame. How could I? Magistrate Aldred sighs in frustration. BEVAL Me. steadies himself..I mean Magistrate.
Beval looks down to the ground. Beval lowers his head..NIGHT LAB in disarray. The
.that’s terrible. Yes. BEVAL A good man. Jason is covered from head to toe in patches and cloth bandages.VICTOR’S LAB . I hope that loyalty doesn’t get you into trouble. the Prince recognized her right away despite her ragged clothes..
and they rode back to the castle. opens. what are you doing here? VICTOR Deborah? Victor embraces Deborah. flows. my beloved. gently. goes to sleep at the desk. A distant sound of rolling thunder. Deborah enters. Victor sets the book down. and put it on as well. dressed as he was when he fell asleep. The green liquid gurgles. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS EXT. VICTOR (CONT’D) (whispering) I love you very much.. It was a perfect fit. turns off the stopcock. how I’ve missed you!
. "HEAVEN" (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATE White mist. clouds. close around Victor’s hand. Victor sleeps restlessly. Victor enters. They were married and lived happily ever after. Less than a third of the blood replacement has been used. Points of light appear.. VICTOR Good night son. slowly.22. held out the slipper and placed it onto Zezolla’s foot. Victor rests his hand on Jason’s hand.The End. The fingers of Jason’s bandaged hand. The storm has passed. The Prince took Zezolla by the hand and walked her to his awaiting carriage. The stopcock lever is hit. VICTOR Prince knelt. beautifully dressed. tired. DEBORAH Victor. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. sparkle. looks ragged. fade. Zezolla took the matching slipper out from her pocket. Victor’s arm pushes outward knocking items on the desk.
.. KATHERINE Come play with me Jason! VICTOR No. The image raises its arms slightly with a muffled yell. I’ve saved him..I’ve lost you and Katherine. Victor releases Katherine. skips from the mist... it’s not your decision to make.. it’s not his time. Where is he? Katherine skips to the right. Deborah turn to the image. KATHERINE Jaaaaason. DEBORAH But..g..23.
DEBORAH It’s good to see you my love. VICTOR No. VICTOR It’s so good to see you both again.. In the b.
. looks around. Katherine moves closer.where is here? DEBORAH We’re here for Jason. 4 years old. VICTOR (CONT’D) Why are you here? And.I can’t lose him too. stands up. He should be here. It’s his time. KATHERINE Daddy’s here! Daddy’s here! Katherine rushes to Victor. Victor knees to embrace her. It can’t be.but you’re not supposed to be here. a shadowy image of a hulking figure appears. Katherine. looks into the distance. Victor. KATHERINE Jaaaaason.
VICTOR (CONT’D) Dear God. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . bloated. Victor grabs scissors. holds the cloth over Jason’s nose and mouth. Victor. VICTOR Jason! No! You’ll reopen the wounds! Spots of dark green spread on the bandages..CONTINUOUS FOG/MIST EVAPORATES QUICKLY. Jason’s skin is light green. Jason’s body is swollen. reverberating scream is heard.) (screaming. hoarse) Daddy! Help me! Daaaaddyyyyy! INT. VICTOR (CONT’D) Breathe son.S. Tears well-up Deborah’s eyes. seeping dark green blood.24. Sounds of tearing cloth. removes the cloth bandages. A muffled.what have you done? FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS JASON (O. breathe.
. no! Victor removes the transfusion tube from Jason’s arm. VICTOR (CONT’D) The patches.
KATHERINE Jason? The image raises its arms higher.. The large glass container is empty. Jason stops struggling. DEBORAH Oh. in pain. AS IF BLOWN AWAY Victor awakes to Jason’s screams. Victor tries to restrain Jason..I’ve used them all. Victor pours chloroform onto a cloth. Wounds have reopened.VICTOR’S LAB . clearly in pain. Sounds of splintering wood. There are no moss patches left..
D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed. Victor. F) Victor hastily creates a pasty mix of water and powders. C) Victor tosses several old moss patches aside.DAY Jason sleeps restlessly. I) Splints re-fitted.I am so sorry.VICTOR’S LAB . J) Victor places three large. Victor wipes Jason’s forehead with a wet cloth. leaves. Zarya gets up. E) Victor grabs moss from ceramic pots in the LAB and GREENHOUSE. INT. Victor grabs the listening tube. G) Victor soaks clumps of moss into the mixture. looks concerned. son.. applies the new patches (black in color) to the wounds that reopened.
MONTAGE A) Victor removes cloth bandages.25. sits down. VICTOR You’re running a nasty fever. Victor confused. wide leather straps around Jason to secure him to the table. resonating "booms". places the cloth on Jason’s forehead. B) Victor threads a thread through a sharpened quill.VICTOR’S LAB . VICTOR I’m sorry. Three loud. H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds. puts one end over his ear. Victor gives Jason an injection. Three loud. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . END MONTAGE INT. leans forward over Jason’s chest. wood replaced. exhausted. Jason’s hair comes off in large clumps. resonating "booms".CONTINUOUS Victor places his hand on Jason’s forehead. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ..
. muffled) Baron Frankenstein? May I speak with you. Blinding daylight. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Spencer. near cart.26. yes sir. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.ENTRY HALL . Magistrate Aldred on the landing. VICTOR Afternoon? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Yes. Victor enters.S. wagging her tail. Victor steps out into the COURTYARD INT. I am very sorry to disturb you. dazed. My deepest sympathies over the loss of your son. rushes from the LAB. Spencer hands a large cloth to Victor.. please? Victor. Victor gasps. Zarya sits near the castle doors.CONTINUOUS Three loud. Spencer. resonating "booms". INT.CONTINUOUS Victor blinks. A patrolman (William) at the far end of the COURTYARD. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR My son.
. SPENCER Oh.COURTYARD . doctor. in the COURTYARD. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Good afternoon.S. shades his eyes.) Baron Frankenstein! Victor opens one of the doors. with two horses.I wasn’t expecting visitors.. Baron.. grabs his coat.) (in the distance.I haven’t slept. in a panic.
.There’s nothing to see. Regrettably.. VICTOR I see. the storm destroyed any evidence...
. The torn. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I went to see if I could find out what happened to your son. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. my son. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I’d like to see the body. no claws. sir. muddied cloth has the Frankenstein crest.. VICTOR But. Victor wipes tears from his eyes. Broken bones. VICTOR Magistrate. we both saw all types of injuries and atrocities during the war. please. VICTOR No bite marks. Can you tell me anything? Victor leans against the door for support.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I don’t think your son’s death was an accident. I can’t. Where I found your son last night. I need to see what happened to him. my son.the body... But I need proof. in panic) No! I mean.
SPENCER (CONT’D) We found this. VICTOR (with new energy.is in no condition. I can’t.. You more than anyone.27.
... using the door for support. Victor looks up toward the windows of his third floor LAB. And...28. VICTOR Yes. but I’m alive.not my wife. there is nothing to see. VICTOR No.not my brother. My scars run deep and the pain still lingers. You could help a lot of people. VICTOR (CONT’D) . You saved me.. General..so many broken bones. turns back..I have work to do here.. Victor straightens up. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What will you do now? VICTOR I don’t. I may have lost an eye. I’m not very good at helping. but you allowed me to see my daughter’s wedding and my granddaughter growing up..I don’t know. MAGISTRATE ALDRED You’re wrong. I’m very sorry to have bothered you. Magistrate Aldred takes a few steps down. You saved hundreds during the war. You can give that gift to others. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have no idea what might have caused this. I remember. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I can’t thank you enough for what you did. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I understand. I’ve already prepared his body for burial. Magistrate.... MAGISTRATE ALDRED We could use a doctor with your skills in town.
.not when it mattered..
VICTOR (CONT’D) Thank you General. reach the road. Victor turns to Magistrate Aldred. smiles. That’s all that matters. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron Frankenstein has endured a great deal of hardship over the years. VICTOR Thank you Magistrate. With an old castle like that. William?
. Magistrate. leaning against the door.CONTINUOUS Magistrate Aldred. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. ummm. I just need time. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get some rest Baron. Victor looks up to the windows of LAB. WILLIAM I guess so. VICTOR You’re alive. watches the three men leave.
VICTOR (softly) You’re alive. upkeep of the castle is the least of his concerns. WILLIAM Good to be away from there. EXT. You hear things. William and Spencer emerge from the mist on the drawbridge.29. That castle gives me the creeps. MAGISTRATE ALDRED How so..that’s all that matters. Victor. I will think about what you said. I’ll have Spencer come by tomorrow to see what you need for the funeral.. the mind plays tricks.
nothing. son. Victor grabs the listening tube. VICTOR I’ll get you something. JASON (weakly) Daddy? VICTOR Jason. maybe it was just the wind. The right side of Jason’s face is covered by black moss patch... FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . William shivers. JASON Daddy. sir. INT.I can’t move. real soon. replaces cloth on Jason’s forehead.. JASON No. VICTOR You’re running a fever.
. or someone in pain. Do you remember anything? A tear in Jason’s eye runs off the side of his face. I could have sworn I heard ghosts.I hurt all over. VICTOR Jason. you were badly injured....30.. It sounded a lot like moaning.it’s. I’m hungry.. JASON I don’t feel well.. Jason’s left eye flickers open. I had to strap you down so you wouldn’t hurt yourself.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Ghosts? During the day? WILLIAM Well. bandages.it’s just that when you were talking to the Baron.CONTINUOUS Victor wets.VICTOR’S LAB . WILLIAM Oh.
.31. closes the lid. daytime. D) Victor reads to Jason by lantern-light. hammers nails to seal coffin. .of course. "Deborah Frankenstein". "Katherine Frankenstein" H) The coffin slid into vault. CLOSE ON cover stone. Victor. Spencer nods. Spencer leaves. carried into CRYPT. Jr. read to me. Coffin lifted by patrolmen. E) A small gathering. G) The coffin is carried towards the open vault. Victor places them in the coffin. MONTAGE A) Spencer delivers a coffin and supplies to the COURTYARD. names on some of the stone work of other vaults are seen: "Edgar Frankenstein. Patrolmen leave. Victor hands a note to Spencer. son. VICTOR Of course. around the coffin. bishop and attendant follow. The bishop blesses the coffin. in whom I am well pleased.Matthew 3:17" J) Victor stands alone in the CRYPT.. Victor smiles. Jerald and William lift a cover stone. B) Victor feeds Jason soup. at waist height.. I) Spencer finishes sealing the edges of the cover stone. "JASON FRANKENSTEIN This is my beloved Son.". F) One vault in the crypt stands open.
JASON Daddy. fills three large bags with dirt from the STABLE. C) Victor by lantern-light. Spencer hammers copper pins along the edges.
clean. then I’ll get you some more food. JASON I’m really hungry. taller.VICTOR’S LAB . Victor works at desk. Jason awakens. Victor exams Jason. Zarya close to Jason. VICTOR (sarcastically) My son. just vegetables. VICTOR Again? Let me see how your doing. VICTOR How about soup? JASON No meat. Jason Frankenstein. VICTOR (CONT’D) Its only been three weeks.DAY The LAB organized.32. VICTOR What? JASON No meat. Jason larger.
. I can’t believe how quickly you’re healing. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
END MONTAGE SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. JASON Daddy? VICTOR Awake again? JASON I’m hungry. wants vegetables? JASON The meat upsets my stomach.
FOREST . raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows. deer. please. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers. I’ll take the fawn.no rabbit. JONATHAN All right then.. BEVAL Jonathan. BEVAL Yes. JONATHAN Quiet fool. not a mother and her fawn. sir.nothing.no bear. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today. On my mark..
.. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the game. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble.. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle.33. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT.
VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle... Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head. At the edge Jonathan. casts his eyes downward. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. eating. You two take down the doe.
Jonathan runs back into the woods. You two take care of the fawn.this isn’t good. JONATHAN You missed again Beval! I’ll have to track her down. bandages removed. The men take aim. The men draw their bows. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Two. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . bread. The fawn falls. BEVAL A mother and her child. Zarya eats scraps Jason drops. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Three! The men fire. Beval upset. The doe runs.VICTOR’S LAB . INT. JONATHAN Get moving you idiots! Carsen and Beval slowly walk to the fallen fawn. smiles. whistles. JASON (noticeably deeper voice) Any more? Victor looks up from the microscope. wounded. What do you say we try to get you into your own bed?
. VICTOR You’ve done nothing but eat the past month. Two cries of pain. Victor works at a microscope.. Sounds of hoofs approaching.34..
JONATHAN (CONT’D) One. Some patches.NIGHT Jason eats vegetables. Jonathan rides past Carsen and Beval.
JASON Okay! Victor helps swing Jason’s legs to the side of the table. Jason frequently loses his balance. Victor and Jason bang into tables and chairs along the hallway. they itch. VICTOR Not much further. Items fall off tables. Jason’s right arm and both legs are in splints.stuck. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR (CONT’D) My. supports Jason under his left arm. VICTOR Well. Jason has grown considerably.CONTINUOUS Victor and Jason come down the last stair between the second and third floor. eases Jason’s feet to the floor. mechanical. son.walk carefully.. Victor reaches for the lantern on the desk. Some of them seem. son. really bad. until I find out what the problem is. well.35.SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY . JASON The patches. JASON When will all the patches come off? VICTOR They should have already come off.
.. groans in pain as he moves. Jason grimaces. Jason’s walk is slow. VICTOR (CONT’D) Let’s go. Jason looks depressed. Victor helps Jason to the edge of the table. please try not to scratch them.. The last thing we want is an infection. you’ve grown quite a bit. crash to the floor. INT..
moans and crashes.JASON’S BEDROOM . Victor wipes away more of the black moss patch. VICTOR I’ve never seen anything like it.
EXT. Victor grabs a magnifying glass. WAGON PASSENGER Let’s get out of here. with black moss patches. JASON (CONT’D) (apologetic) It itches. you’re almost completely healed. Jason’s body is a patchwork of green and brown skin. red and yellow leaves. Victor looks into his medical bag. VICTOR Nothing to worry about son. pillows support his back and neck. Victor examines Jason’s face and head. Shifting lights seen through the mists. WAGON DRIVER Haunted they say.DAY Heavy winds. Splints on Jason’s right arm and both legs. The driver snaps the reins. examines the black powder. Jason sits in bed. Muffled bumps. I don’t want to deal with no ghosts. Course black powder falls off. Swirling. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . The wagon pauses. JASON (nervous) Daddy? Jason holds out his hand. which is covered in black powder. INT. Jason’s skin underneath is black.CONTINUOUS Two travelers in a wagon ride past FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE.36. Jason scratches the black moss patch on his face. Aside from the color of your skin. Victor removes bandages. Let me take a look at the patch. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . the cart moves forward.
runs his left hand over his head. Also. Jason looks at his chest. arms and legs. right? You promised. JASON What is it? VICTOR The good news is. then back to Victor..37. I’m hungry. son.you’re going to fix it. examines the top of Jason’s head. I’ll find a way to fix this. I promised. JASON And the bad news? VICTOR The skin under these patches has also changed color. one more piece of good news. It just itches! Victor gently removes more of the black moss patch. I have good news and bad news. Your hair is growing back! Jason smiles.
VICTOR Does it hurt? JASON No. VICTOR Yes. let’s see how these bones are healing. we can rub off what’s left of the moss patches.
. JASON Can I eat first.. JASON But. VICTOR Well. JASON I can feel it! VICTOR Now.
sir.COURTYARD . VICTOR Alright. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. EXT.. sir. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor. Let me see what I can find. JASON Some water too. This is what I’ll need next week. Vegetables. Next week then.38. JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. cloth. Victor turns to leave. Snow on ground. Victor hands Spencer a small note. I’m really hungry. SPENCER Vegetables. leather. Daddy. cloth.
VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry.no problem. nods. smiles.. more vegetables. SPENCER That will do it for this week.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. VICTOR Of course. we have plenty of water. near the STABLE. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle?
. Spencer reads it. Spencer. VICTOR Thank you. if possible. please.
thank you. Jason taller than Victor. VICTOR Jason. JASON Come on. VICTOR These woods have always been filled with game.S. Victor watches the cart pass through the mist over the drawbridge. turns back toward Jason. black. poorly sewn.. sir. Zarya arrives. adult voice) Daddy? Jason peeks his head around the corner of the STABLE. Some say the woods round the castle are haunted. what are you doing out here? If someone should see you. Daddy! I came out to help. It’s amazing. clothes. SPENCER Good thing you don’t ask for much meat anymore. Spencer leaves. JASON Let’s measure! Measure me!
VICTOR I’m sure. VICTOR What do you want girl? JASON (O. it’s becoming very hard to come by. No one’s around. Victor looks towards the drawbridge. Spencer. thank you again.39. wagging her tail. Jason dressed in poor fitting. Jason’s hair very short. VICTOR Well. Does anyone know what the problem is? SPENCER No. Spencer climbs onto his wagon.. VICTOR You’re growing like a weed.) (very deep.
which tears as he puts his arm into a sleeve. Jason turns to see. Daddy! Measure me! Jason stands in doorway.40.KITCHEN . Victor steps on footstool to measure Jason.DAY Victor cooks. Jason enters. END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. D) Jason enters KITCHEN. C) Jason sits on a chair in Victor’s lab. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . but help me with the supplies first. Jason smiles. tries to put on a patchwork shirt.
VICTOR Okay. No change. Victor applies a paste to Jason’s arm. Victor washes off a paste from Jason’s arm. SERIES OF SHOTS A) Jason wakes up. Victor prepares a meal. proudly. smiles broadly. JASON What are you doing? VICTOR I’m baking a special cake. I need to sew you some new clothes. JASON Measure me. wraps Jason’s arm. Jason and Victor depressed. JASON I’m tall! E) Jason sits in the LAB. Jason much taller than Victor.
. running his hand through his hair. JASON Daaaaaddyyyyy! B) Jason looks at his image closely in a mirror. son. Victor steps down. Victor uses knife to mark the wood at Jason’s height.
no experiments. JASON Carrot cake! Sounds delicious! VICTOR I hope you’ll like it. Jason sit at a large table. leaves. just for you. VICTOR Now. INT. your first birthday present today will be no lab work.DINING ROOM .. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . no ointments. silverware. Jason smiles. By the way. I found a recipe for something called carrot cake. Fine china. Daddy. JASON Thanks.41. Jason stands tall.it’s my birthday! VICTOR Then it must be a birthday cake! JASON What flavor is it? VICTOR I’m trying something new. get out of here and go set up the dining room.. you never make a cake unless it is someone’s birthday and. VICTOR Are you finished.
JASON You’re baking a birthday cake! VICTOR What makes you think that? JASON Well.. JASON .NIGHT Victor. son?
lots of frosting. JASON Lots of frosting? VICTOR Yes. make a wish.S. Jason hastily unwraps the gift. Victor grabs the plates. opens them again.. JASON Books! Thank you!
. Victor looks sad.
JASON Yes. Jason closes his eyes.. sets down one cloth-wrapped bundle.42. VICTOR You can open your eyes now. with a bow on top. Jason closes his eyes. leaves.and live happily ever after. smiles. son. thinks. Jason opens his eyes. lit candles. VICTOR (CONT’D) Time to open your present. Four leather-bound books. sets the cake down in front of Jason. VICTOR (O..) Close your eyes now. son. JASON I wish I could leave the castle again. Now.one wish at a time. Victor leaves. VICTOR I’ll take care of the plates. Jason blows out the candles. small.. Victor enters. Victor enters. carries a cake with fourteen. Victor points to the wrapped bundle. VICTOR (softly) One wish at a time.
JASON Read me one! Tonight! VICTOR Jason. VICTOR Very well. along with the others in the library. opens.but it’s my birthday! Pleeeeease! Victor sighs.ROOF BATTLEMENTS . The access door to the roof rattles.43.DAY Jason basks in the morning sun. JASON I know. VICTOR Are you feeling okay? JASON I feel great! VICTOR When was the last time you ate a full meal? Jason shrugs. you’re old enough to read these on your own.
. Two birds land on parapet nearby. Jason stretches. should keep you busy. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . but only after we have some cake. JASON Deal! EXT. VICTOR These. I’ll eat later. The birds fly off. yawns. JASON I’m not really hungry. Victor enters. and then we need to run some tests.. one bird flies next to Jason. VICTOR There you are! It’s time for breakfast. smiles..
We’ll try just a small spot on your arm. follow Jason. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have a solution that is being used to remove the color from cloth.CONTINUOUS Jason enters.. Zarya follows. Daddy. I want to try something new. Victor dabs the wet cotton ball on Jason’s forearm. Watch this. VICTOR Jason. INT.I think. JASON Ow! It hurts! It hurts! Get it off!
.. come here. Come see me in the lab. sighs.44. The cloth turns white where the drop lands. VICTOR Alright. It’s a solution of lye and sour milk. JASON Wow! Will it work on me? VICTOR That’s what we’re about to find out.
JASON Yesterday. Jason sits down. JASON It smells funny. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor applies a small drop to the cloth. JASON Okay. Victor wets a cotton ball with the white liquid.VICTOR’S LAB . Animals in their cages stop their activities to watch. VICTOR It should. Victor takes out a piece of brown cloth and a bottle containing white liquid.
long sigh from Jason. An audible. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s gone! Victor grabs a magnifying glass. leaves. in thought. will you refill the water bucket? JASON Sure. How? JASON It doesn’t hurt anymore. JASON (O.) Daddy! The pipe is clogged again! Victor turns. Victor grabs a cloth.45. Let me get some medicine on that. Zarya follows. Victor creates a paste. JASON I have no idea. VICTOR Jason. Victor thinks.S. looks confused. Victor sits back. VICTOR What was that light? Jason shrugs. Jason grabs the bucket. VICTOR You’ve been burned. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. wipes Jason’s forearm. The glow subsides. Jason’s forearm glows green/white. Victor examines Jason’s forearm. VICTOR Go down to the well and fill the bucket there.
. searches for a book. shouts. turns back to Jason. Victor goes to the bookshelf. examines Jason’s forearm.
JASON Yes. sir. places the lantern on the stone ledge of the well.
. I need to try something different.CONTINUOUS Jason. accidentally knocks the lantern into the well. surprised. Give me your finger. JASON Why? VICTOR Ointments and lotions are not working. Victor pulls back. the finger tip glows green/white. I need to draw some blood. Jason carries lantern and water bucket. INT.46. JASON Here’s the water.CONTINUOUS Jason. JASON What’s that? INT. Jason extends a finger. The lantern illuminates a metal ladder. lowers the bucket with the rope. Victor grabs a sharpened quill. Zarya enter.WELL ROOM . Jason opens the well covers.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason sits hesitantly. As the quill touches the finger tip. Zarya enter. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason retrieves the bucket. have a seat. catches the lantern. Victor turns back to the book shelf. VICTOR Jason. Jason lunges. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON How much do you need? VICTOR Just a drop or two.
VICTOR What the. The blood is dark green.. JASON The tunnel goes nowhere? VICTOR I’m sure at one time it lead somewhere. but we found the tunnel blocked by a huge boulder. JASON What did you find? VICTOR Nothing. your grandfather. being boys. in no uncertain terms. hand and forearm. Victor puts slide onto microscope. Victor pricks Jason’s finger tip. I saw a ladder going down. Victor brings quill to touch Jason’s finger tip. VICTOR Let me get that blood. Your uncle and I found that ladder when we were kids. What’s it for? VICTOR Oh.there’s that light again. Your grandfather told us it was an old escape tunnel.. that.it goes nowhere. told Edgar and I to stay away from the ladder and the tunnel.47. A brief glow from the spots touched.. the finger tip glows softly. Two drops of blood fall onto a circular glass slide. It was a dead-end. Of course. JASON And it goes nowhere? VICTOR Well. He would have whipped us for sure. Lucky your grandfather never found out what we did. JASON In the well. we snuck down there and decided to have a look. The ladder leads to an underground waterfall and a old tunnel.
They may hurt you. we’ve discussed this before. VICTOR Everyone in the town thinks you died. Jason gets up. JASON But I’m bigger now. Zarya follows. I’ll be busy for a while. JASON I know. but. You don’t remember what happened to you and the Magistrate doesn’t think it was an accident.I mean. Bigger I find people try to VICTOR isn’t the point. son? JASON Why can’t I leave the castle? Victor turns to Jason. JASON Daddy? Victor a look of deep concern.
Victor examines the blood.. Until a cure for the way you look won’t accept you. looks up from the microscope.
JASON Does it really matter how I look?
. son. slides lenses in and out. I can protect myself.48. VICTOR (concern in his voice) Yes.. VICTOR You can’t!.. Jason stops at the doorway. does not turn toward Jason.. JASON Can I go now? VICTOR Sure.
Jason lifts the well covers. "The blood is not human.. The Magistrate owes me a favor." SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT.or something.. I will ask his help to explain to the town that you’re still alive. You better stay here. I promise you. The only light comes from the lantern Jason carries.CONTINUOUS Jason.49.okay? JASON (eyes down. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. Zarya follows.. Victor asleep at the desk.WELL ROOM . once we get rid of the staining on your skin. his sleep restless. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .I’ll go read. I’m going to go exploring. Zarya enter. Zarya looks at Jason. looks down.DAY Jason. yes. hands to his forehead. CLOSE ON journal. I’ll explain that it took a long time for you to heal. Victor writes in a journal.. CLOSE ON the last written entry. 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. Victor sighs.. JASON (to Zarya) This doesn’t look very safe. Jason picks up items from the floor.. moves several lenses.. Zarya leave. Jason leaves. JASON (whispers) You work too hard. Jason. Victor uses microscope.
. INT. VICTOR Unfortunately.VICTOR’S LAB . whines softly. it shouldn’t be a problem. Zarya enter. sad) Okay. Jason moves items out of the reach of Victor’s arms. places his elbows on his knees.but Jason.
Jason’s glow illuminates the scene. knives. Jason gasps for air as he surfaces. An audible click. falls. Jason rubs his together. lays down. It does not move. Sounds of rushing water. tinder boxes. Jason’s foot slips. A metal sconce on wall nearby. of stone against stone. near the waterfall is a small stone platform. just like Daddy said. raises her paw. uses both his hands to push the boulder. climbs into the well. Jason backs the boulder slides back into place. Jason swims to the platform. Zarya sighs. okay? Zarya sits down. looks sad. round boulder completely blocks the tunnel. Jason grabs torch and tinder box.WELL . JASON Adventure time! Jason heads into the tunnel. Jason reaches the end. Jason smiles. lights torch. swords. A waterfall pours into the well. holds the lantern. JASON Yes!
.50. pushes the boulder. rope fill the niches. scratches the well. JASON Wooooowwwww! Several nooks carved into the tunnel wall. Jason places into wall sconce.CONTINUOUS Jason carefully walks through the crudely carved tunnel. slips. A splash of water. Jason loses his grip. Jason’s glow fades. Jason. Jason notices his glow. climbs down. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . INT. JASON Blocked. Jason glows green/white. Lanterns. torches. darkness. INT. TUNNEL . The boulder moves. just at water level.
JASON I’ll be right back. climbs up. Jason torch hands Sound away. The light fades. A tunnel leads into the darkness. A very large.CONTINUOUS Jason climbs down.
looks at them. EXT.
Jason pushes boulder.CONTINUOUS Tunnel twists. Bear pelt catches fire. The deer staggers. drying in front of fires. POACHER’S CAVE . Jason tosses pelt away.g. Jason peeks around the corner. reveals wider tunnel behind. Jason’s breath becomes labored. Jason grabs bear pelt. Light ahead. Jason glows. Jason grabs torch. Back of cave blocked by flame. Animal hides stretched on frames. killing it.51. Hooded cloaks.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. INT. tries to put out fire. cooking utensils and two small fires. bows and black-fletched arrows in far corner. Jason coughs. sets stack of pelts afire. An audible click. it rotates out of the way. POACHER’S CAVE . Torch falls from Jason’s hand.
. FOREST . turns. two more arrows are shot into the deer. Jason walks forward. FOCUS ON the deer pelts. torch in front of him. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from the side of the deer. trips. Jason passes a stack of deer pelts. looks frightened.CONTINUOUS Jason breathes heavily. Fires spread. Jason panics. rushes out cave entrance. boulder rotates back into place. A large cave filled with stacks of animal pelts. knocks a pelt frame into fire. A blaze starts. In b. RETURN TO SCENE INT. another stack of pelts catch fire. JASON The poachers. Jason stumbles. Jason cautiously moves into the cave.
Jason screams.52. toward Jason.. starts to throw at ducks. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE TO DARKNESS: EXT. a human torso and head.
. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE: EXT. deer and rabbit follow. gasps for breath. glows softly. Skunk.. Jason starts to throw again. Jason grabs a stone. through a field of dark mist and flashes of fire. JASON Poachers. glowing fiery eyes.. toward the woods. The creature laughs. Skunk moves forward. Jason rests against large boulder. LAKE SIDE . Jason runs. creature resembling a centaur. Jason runs.
EXT. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason. deer and rabbit stop.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. Jason backs away.good skunk.. chases Jason. no. sleeps. Ducks in lake. runs. pauses. Smoke pours out cave entrance. Jason stands up. with a bear’s body. talons for hands. JASON No. Skunk follows. watch.. A demonic laugh. EXT. hesitates. Sun high in sky. including a skunk.stay away. Several animals. LAKE SIDE . nearby.CONTINUOUS Cave entrance well hidden behind outcropping of rock and thicket of bushes.poachers. Jason looks around. prior to his transformation.CONTINUOUS Jason wakes up breathing heavily. From the fiery mists emerges a immense... suns himself.. Someone help me! The creature leaps. POACHER’S CAVE . drops the stone. JASON Poachers. Skunk walks past deer and rabbit. fiery hooves.
Jason gone. BEVAL’S POV Vision fuzzy.53. FOREST . peeks around the tree. Skunk. Skunk pivots. Sounds of running.CONTINUOUS Beval walks slowly. Beval stunned. standing over his bow. chitters. in pain. The skunk runs after Jason. Beval knocked into air.
EXT. lands heavily. JASON Why are you following me? EXT. Jason runs. Vision clears. Movement is heard. Beval coughs. Skunk cocks its head. readies his bow.CONTINUOUS Jason walks quickly. sprays Beval. listening. at Beval.shoo! Movement gets closer. Skunk runs away. Beval hides. sees Jason’s back running away. Beval slowly withdraws his hand from the bow. distant) Go away.. gasps. FOREST . Beval peeks out. Beval looks around. skunk stare at each other. stalking. BEVAL Don’t do it. BACK TO SCENE Beval. Jason dodges behind a tree. JASON Oh no. leaves fly at Beval. JASON (O. Heavy footsteps. stares at him. Jason crashes into Beval. notches a black-fletched arrow.
. Jason pauses. Beval stands up. Dirt. Beval reaches for his bow on ground nearby.S.) (muffled. Jason looks at skunk. sees nothing. BEVAL No! The skunk kicks at the ground with its hind legs. bow and arrow scatter. looks back. stops..
Story later. VICTOR (O. Let’s get some dinner. there you are. okay? Jason smiles half-heartedly. Let’s get started on dinner. VICTOR (CONT’D) I’ve been looking for you.. VICTOR We’ll see. JASON As long as you read to me afterward.NIGHT Jason enters.
. eats hungrily. Jason looks around cautiously.S. sneaks across the drawbridge.. son. Food first. VICTOR Something wrong? JASON No. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
BEVAL This is. Daddy. Jason grabs several vegetables. INT. then we can talk about it tonight.54. VICTOR It will be okay. JASON (dejected) Sure thing. followed by Zarya. Victor enters. A story with a happy ending.) Oh. EXT. into the mists. not really. I’ve got a new ointment I want to try.KITCHEN .not good.LATER Sun begins to set.
JONATHAN (CONT’D) Some other time perhaps. drinking with a woman. Jonathan talking to. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (to Carsen) What is it? CARSEN You need to speak to Beval. TOWN TAVERN . Jonathan. Can’t this wait? CARSEN No. JONATHAN (indicting the woman) I’m busy. CARSEN Jonathan. JONATHAN (CONT’D) This better be important! INT. Jonathan growls in frustration. turns. approaches Jonathan. Jonathan finishes his drink.
INT. Beval stands up. it can’t. Jonathan catches his breath.
.55. waves his hands in front of him. JONATHAN Fine! Jonathan turns to the woman. Carsen enter. JONATHAN (to the woman) If you’ll excuse me a second. Jonathan sets down his drink.NIGHT Carsen enters. looks around.CONTINUOUS Door opens. we need to talk. Jonathan. stands close to Carsen. right away. TOWN STABLE .
brown. At least eight feet tall! Jonathan pauses. it ran on two feet. I saw it. sir..56.. This was from a skunk.. Jonathan.. JONATHAN What did it look like? BEVAL Green.. Glowing red eyes.. JONATHAN Phew! What’s that smell? CARSEN It’s Beval. Listen to Beval..claws. JONATHAN What? And it smelled liked this? BEVAL No. sir. JONATHAN What are you talking about? BEVAL A monster.
.I was lucky to get away... Huge. sir.. It attacked me. The monster appeared out of nowhere. JONATHAN (to Beval) Well? What’s so important? BEVAL I saw it.I’m not drunk. JONATHAN (angry) You brought me here for this? CARSEN No. JONATHAN It? What is it? Are you drunk? BEVAL No.fast...the one that’s been scaring off the animals.
We can’t do anything tonight. Beval rides ahead. Ground fog. FOREST . EXT. Jonathan and Carsen walk off in separate directions. CARSEN Tomorrow morning then. I probably have Beval’s stink all over these clothes. JONATHAN Tell us what happened. sir. Get yourself cleaned up and have the horses ready for first light tomorrow. BEVAL This is the spot. Maybe we’ll get a reward when we drag its carcass to town. BEVAL Yes. Time to head home. sir.DAY Jonathan. Carsen dismounts. dismounts. TOWN STABLE . BEVAL (CONT’D) (pointing as he speaks) I was on my way to the cave. Everything will be ready. Jonathan and Carsen ride up. Jonathan takes a deep breath. JONATHAN All right. Carsen searches. looks around. And do it standing down wind. the creature came out of nowhere. Beval. Carsen. Beval ride on horseback in early morning. JONATHAN Yes. This monster has affected our hunting for over two years now.CONTINUOUS The stable door swings closed. Jonathan and Carsen leave.57. I might as well spend some time with the wife and kid. EXT.
. so we’ll hunt it down. I thought you were supposed to clean yourself up? Beval moves away from Jonathan.
not with this fog. Carbon soot blackens cave entrance. The men dismount. He attacked me then fled to the south. I heard him. stop!
. it smells like smoke.58.LATER Jonathan. Jonathan leaves cave. Carsen and Beval on horseback approach the POACHER’S CAVE. Jonathan stands in the saddle. there. CARSEN No. Jonathan rushes into cave. Carsen sniffs the air. POACHER’S CAVE . Carsen looks around. CARSEN Jonathan. but couldn’t see him. let’s head to the cave.
BEVAL (CONT’D) there. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (screaming) What did you do? How did you let this happen? Carsen tries to separate Jonathan and Beval. JONATHAN (O. EXT. walk through bushes. We need to get ready for our delivery. from the north. CARSEN Jonathan. CARSEN Do you smell that? JONATHAN Yes. that’s Beval. looks around. We’ve been smelling him all morning. JONATHAN Alright.) It’s ruined! Carsen and Beval approach cave entrance.S. yells in anger. grabs Beval by the collar. I can’t find anything around here.
Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print.
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. guttural growl resonates. Sounds of movement. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic.. moving restlessly.59. points down. Fleeting shapes. Jonathan. CARSEN There’s more than one of them!
. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. looks down. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer..that’s one big monster. bow drawn. scans forest. CARSEN Beval was right. A low. CARSEN I know. walks away. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. The men look at each other. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. Sounds of horses panicking. The horses are nervous. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses.
CARSEN Yes. sir! BEVAL Yes. The horses calm down. but are still nervous. on foot. your monster seems to have run off again. Carsen.. CARSEN Jonathan. JONATHAN Well. Movement heard. Jonathan fires an arrow.LATER Carsen and Beval tie pelts and bundles into the horses. JONATHAN Then there will be more than one reward when we kill them.60. what’s the Major going to say? JONATHAN (angry) I’ll worry about my brother! You worry about what we can salvage! Jonathan angry. JONATHAN It’s getting late. POACHER’S CAVE . get to the cave. We’ll take care of the goods and the horses.. Beval. sir! EXT. fleeting shapes move away. We hunt again tomorrow. Beval nervously looks around. secure the horses then go help Carsen.
BEVAL What will we do? A low guttural growl. Beval. BEVAL If there’s more than one. JONATHAN (CONT’D) I’ll post guard.
CARSEN Jonathan? JONATHAN Yes? CARSEN I’ve been looking at the footprint.DAY Jason peeks out from the mists over the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jonathan and Beval mount.it’s not a footprint at all. Carsen? CARSEN The footprint. Jonathan looks confused. Jason turns. looks sad. Zarya whines.61. Zarya stands at the foot of the drawbridge. I just realized something. looks around in the early morning sun. tail wagging.. We can’t kill these things and control the horses at the same time. so we go on foot. JONATHAN What? What are you getting at? CARSEN It’s a shoe print.
. Carsen looks concerned. You’ll get me in trouble! Zarya sits down. BEVAL Why on foot? JONATHAN The horses got spooked and panicked. raises her paw.. CARSEN (CONT’D) What type of monster wears a shoe? EXT. JONATHAN (impatiently) What is it. JASON (whispering) No! Stay! You can’t come Zarya.
fiery eyes. fire. Zarya. eyes focused on Jason. lays next to Jason. talons for hands and glowing. circles Jason. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason stands amidst mists.CONTINUOUS As Jason walks past. Large creature resembling a centaur. FOREST . kindly) You’re a bad girl.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. Zarya. Zarya peeks out from mists. JASON (softly. animals look up and follow him with their eyes. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Now stay! Jason gets up. sprints after Jason.62. The animals lay down. peeks out. sleeps. EXT. Echoing laughter. Jason looks around. Squirrels. tail wagging. Jason sits behind large boulder. looks around. MIST/FOG OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: EXT. scratches Zarya behind her ears. Jason smiles. fog. peeks around edge. tail wagging. LAKE SIDE . Zarya enters. Zarya gets up. The forest comes alive as Jason passes. with a bear’s body. JASON (whispering) Stay! Jason sneaks along drawbridge sidewall. Forest animals approach Jason as he sleeps.
. Jason pets Zarya. birds follow Jason as he moves. Zarya crawls to end of drawbridge. fiery hooves. human torso and head. Sound of paws on drawbridge. EXT. JASON (whispering) Bad girl! Get back! Zarya backs up into the shifting mists. looks over drawbridge sidewall. sneaks into the forest.
Zarya bolts after ball. Distant. Stallion raises up. Zarya grabs ball. unattached laughter. Jason’s sleep is restless. Creature now a horse and rider. echoing.
CREATURE (distant. ball in mouth. Its body now that of a horse. peeks around. tail wagging. Birds fly off. Deirdre stops at waterline. Distant. echoing. The creature circles. Zarya raises her head. echoing) Tell them. Its eyes and hands are now human. behind the boulder. JONATHAN When you get to hell. tell them who sent you. playing catch. echoing. Distant. Ball is thrown. boy. Creature looks like a centaur. DEIRDRE Hey! That’s our ball! Zarya runs. Sounds of children at play. unattached laughter. Silence.
. listens. LAKE SIDE . FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE INTO DARKNESS: EXT. Deirdre jumps out of the way as Zarya splashes into water. CREATURE Tell them. forest animals scatter.63.CONTINUOUS Deirdre and three young children enter. running. looks at Deirdre. Unattached laughter. The creature circles. walks to the side of the boulder. Horse and rider transform into shadowy image of Jonathan atop his stallion. unattached laughter. bounces into water. flails front hooves. Stallion’s front hooves come down with a crash. JASON (defiant) Tell them what? The creature circles. Zarya stands up.
legs crossed.S. deer nearby. Jason extends his arm.) Deirdre? Are you okay? EXT..) (sleepy) Huh?. girl? Deirdre. trips. Gray. JASON Umm. Deirdre faints.Where’d you get this. ten feet away from Deirdre... CHILD #1 Monster! Help! CHILD #2 Monster! CHILD #3 Mooommmyyyyyy! Jason looks around behind himself.
JASON (O. pets rabbit. takes a step back.sorry.sure. chest and head above boulder’s top. Jason stands. to blurry. Jason walks up to Deirdre.. Fear on faces of children. toward Deirdre.S. holds ball out in front of him. then into focus. falls backwards..64. Zarya sits beside Jason.LATER Deirdre’s vision goes from black to gray. flee. The younger children scream. LAKE SIDE . DEIRDRE Hey! Give us our ball! JASON (O. ball in hand. Deirdre’s vision wavers.. Jason’s shadow covers Deirdre. sun behind him. Jason looks at deer.S..) Umm. Jason walks around boulder. JASON Monster?. Jason sits. Darkness..
.. blocks the sun. details grow shadowy and fuzzy.. blurs.I’ve got your ball. A rabbit in Jason’s lap.Where? Deirdre struggles to breathe. Deirdre petrified. JASON (O. children approach boulder. Jason towers over Deirdre.
looks anguished. but it has something to do with the poachers
. Jason Frankenstein died last year. JASON That was my father’s idea. kindly. licks Jason’s fingers. right? Jason looks at Deirdre. DEIRDRE There was a funeral. Jason Frankenstein. Deirdre frightened. JASON (softly. DEIRDRE Kill you? Why? How? Jason pauses.65. Jason gently pets the deer. I won’t hurt you. Deer moves away from Deirdre. Why would I do that? DEIRDRE How do you know my name? JASON It’s me. pulls his hand back from the deer. it’s okay. a look of wonder on her face. JASON (smiling) Of course not. Deirdre sits. Jason reaches his hand out. he saved me. so until I got better it was best to have people think I was dead. JASON I’m not dead. He said someone tried to kill me. Jason. rabbit sits up nervously. JASON (softly) I don’t remember much. DEIRDRE That’s not possible. to deer) Shhhh. The deer takes a step forward. Deirdre. My father’s a doctor. DEIRDRE You won’t hurt me either.
smiling broadly. Awkward silence. DEIRDRE Why is that? JASON I don’t know. DEIRDRE You look different. I need to be sure you’re really you.. Rabbit and deer flee..and the horse hurting me. JASON My Dad says he’ll find a way to fix this. I have no one to talk to. JASON Really? You mean it? DEIRDRE Of course! However. looks at his arms and hands. they’re my only friends. JASON It’s okay. Except for Zarya.. Jason lifts his arms. pets the rabbit. Jason raises his head..
JASON on our lands.
. I didn’t mean to scare them.. laughing.but I’m glad they do. Deirdre gets to her feet. Jason. I remember someone chasing me on a horse. DEIRDRE I’m still your friend.. head down. DEIRDRE That’s terrible! Jason looks downward. The animals seem to like me. pets Zarya. They’ll come back later.I may have seen them. Make me look normal again. DEIRDRE Sorry.66.
if I had a bunch of flowers. gives Jason a hug. Deirdre jumps. JASON You’d pick the pretty ones and toss them into the water. DEIRDRE Okay.. Please promise. what did you bring? Jason thinks. what would I do with them? Jason thinks. JASON A picnic! You asked me to bring a picnic. Soft green/white glow on Jason’s cheeks. I understand.67. DEIRDRE It is you! You scared me. JASON Thank you. smiles. I promise. would you throw me into the water? JASON No way! You’d push me into the water if I did.not until I look normal again.
JASON How? DEIRDRE When we last met. DEIRDRE Okay. DEIRDRE And. DEIRDRE I promise.Please. I can’t wait to tell the town your alive! JASON No! Don’t!.
..... Jason gets up to his knees. It’s really important..
DEIRDRE As long as the fairy tales have happy endings. JASON (CONT’D) I could bring a book. Deirdre grabs the ball.NIGHT The Magistrate sits behind his desk. Frankenstein. DEIRDRE Why.
JASON Would you like to meet here tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. I would like that very much..thank you. I’ll bring a book of fairy tales.68. Would like that? Deirdre smiles. How nice of you. William stands nearby. JASON Okay. let’s go over this again. stands up. But no little kids. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . parents of each child stand behind the chairs. JASON That’s how my father said people would react if they saw me. JASON I really liked being able to talk to someone again. Awkward silence. I could read you a story. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Now. Looks like he was right. Mr. INT..
. I promise. Three children sit in chairs in front of the Magistrate’s desk. You saw how they acted.
END SERIES OF SHOTS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the children) I see. Magistrate Aldred stands.and it grabbed our ball and ate it. WILLIAM It was probably just a bear. we will find what your children saw before anyone gets hurt.. However. C) Child #3 CHILD #3 It was really big.. The parents usher children from office..69.
SERIES OF SHOTS A) Child #1 CHILD #1 It was green and brown and ten feet tall with huge claws. B) Child #2 CHILD #2 It was brown with black stripes. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.. Everything will be alright. we have to keep the fine citizens
. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I suspect your right. Then it yelled at us and tried to eat us. It had big fangs and glowing eyes. Hopefully. Well.and it stole our ball. you were very brave to come here and tell me what you saw. and it chased us all the way home. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to the parents) I will look into this matter and add additional patrols in the forest. and twelve feet tall. with black fur and big wings.
Jason selects two books. You stay here. closes door behind him. JASON (O.LIBRARY . Carsen and Beval kneel in shadows. shallows it. looks sad. JASON (CONT’D) Good girl. looks at Jason. book in hand. Zarya. In the distance.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED happy. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. no dogs today.) Sorry girl. Jason returns the other book to the shelf. Zarya bolts after the food.DAY Jason looks for a book. You get a treat! Jason raises food high and tosses it into a corner. holds one in each hand. whines. reaches into his pocket. JASON Okay. Zarya scratches door. EXT. I’ll see to it. Jason sneaks out. JASON (CONT’D) This one it is. FOREST .70.DAY Morning fog. which one should I take? Zarya sits. Ask if they have seen or heard anything unusual.S. finds. Jonathan. Jason walks. Talk to people whose homes are in the outlaying areas. Zarya runs over to the door. WILLIAM Yes. Stag and doe follow Jason. so we’ll double the regular patrols in the eastern forest for the next week. chews. Zarya. Jason looks in his left hand. then raises her right paw. scratches door. whines. Zarya follows Jason. faces Zarya. pulls out a piece of food. INT.
tries to get up. He reflexively yanks arrow out from stag.71. Stag flees. Jason drops the book. shoulder glows green/white. Jason jerks back. JASON It’s them! The poachers! Jason softly glows green/white. Jason turns as stag falls. look around. Jason rushes to stag’s side. The three men aim at Jason. falls to the ground.
. kneels. Three black-fletched arrows hit the tree. Stag cries out. In a break in the trees. reaches for his shoulder. All three men slowly raise up. tries to turn. Jonathan. raise their ears. The three men cautiously move forward. grabs arrow. JONATHAN (softly) The stag’s mine! Carsen the doe! Stag and doe pause. stag and doe come into view. Jason flees into woods. Jason tries to pull out arrow. Carsen and Beval rush from their cover. screams in pain. Stag calls out in pain. Jonathan draws his bow. Doe flees as an arrow misses it. A black-fletched arrow hits stag in shoulder. Jason dodges behind a tree.
CARSEN (whispering) I hear something. A black-fletched arrow hits Jason in the right shoulder. BEVAL (shouting) It’s the monster! CARSEN Where did it come from? JONATHAN (angry) It’s after our kill! Jonathan draws his bow.
FOREST . you see. They find nothing. JONATHAN We’ll ask it when we kill it. JONATHAN Check for tracks.
EXT. BEVAL I found a print. Daddy got her a special present. CARSEN Her birthday was last week.72. Carsen and Beval cautiously approach tree behind which Jason was hiding. Beval and Carsen search. but the underbrush is thick. Jonathan looks at it curiously. I doubt it belonged to the deer. it will make a nice gift for my daughter. CARSEN (CONT’D) I found that book over where we shot the deer and the monster. Carsen hands a book to Jonathan. JONATHAN Where did it go? BEVAL It just vanished! Beval nervously looks around. I think it may be her birthday soon.CONTINUOUS Jonathan. CARSEN I found something. JONATHAN There. Besides. we’ll never track it. BEVAL What’s a monster doing with a book? Jonathan puts the book in his pouch. just for her!
FOREST . JONATHAN I know. FOREST . rears up on its hind legs. looks up at Jason. silhouetted in the setting sun. holds it with both hands. JASON (O. slaps Carsen on the back. Horse panics. A horse. I know. falls. Horse flees. One of a kind. Arrow in Jason’s shoulder dislodges. trips. on his knees. flails its front legs in the air. JASON Leave me alone! Jason runs. EXT. shaking in fear. Jonathan smiles. The horse flails its front legs. EXT.S.
CARSEN You’re a real prince. Kirby.73. he vanishes into the shadows. Jonathan. Jason stumbles onto a forest path. rears up on its hind legs.
. stunned. clumsily draws his sword. FOREST . Kirby falls. takes an awkward step backward.) (in pain) Noooo! OVERLAP CUT TO: EXT. ground becomes uneven.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV Jason looks up from the ground.CONTINUOUS RETURN TO SCENE JASON (screaming) Noooo! Jason glows green/white. Glow fades. falls. Jason scrabbles to his feet. right in front of a patrolman (Kirby) on horseback. Arrow from stag falls.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. Kirby.
. LAKESIDE CLEARING . C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake. sir. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . I barely escaped with my life. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. back to a boulder. a tear on her eye. looks around. E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. bouquet in hand. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door. sir. Kirby bursts into room. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay.
EXT. Sit down. Kirby sits. D) Deirdre stands. breathing heavily. head down. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk.74. I came straight here.DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing.DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. holds two arrows. sad. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers. END MONTAGE INT. tell me what you saw.
WILLIAM Sir.. sir. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well. I fought it off and it fled into the forest. WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing.75. we have a problem. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster.sure. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. William takes the arrows. sir. sir. WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked. It howled viciously. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows.. just louder. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled..
. threw me to the ground.. examines them. Green and brown in color. it attacked my horse. Claws and fangs.it glowed. Like a ghost. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. meaner.
knock at castle doors. Sunset twilight..KITCHEN . KIRBY Yes. WILLIAM Blood looks to be from a deer or bear. shows green-stained cloth.76. Jason and Victor look at each other in surprise. We’re not sure what we’re dealing with. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby.
. Zarya close to Jason. please. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William... INT. Maybe he has some ideas. (beat) . I’ll speak to no one. gather the other patrolmen and send out a message to every able-bodied man to meet tonight at the town hall. WILLIAM Green. KIRBY That glow. William rubs another corner of cloth on second arrowhead. sir.looks like we have a monster to deal with..LATER Jason and Victor prepare dinner. Magistrate Aldred thinks. Nothing I know of has green blood..
William grabs white cloth from his belt.it must be a demon! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Enough! Don’t go spreading rumors.. rubs one corner of cloth on first arrowhead. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. KIRBY Yes. shows red-stained cloth. sir. sir. go and ask the bishop to see me. nothing unusual. We’ll offer a reward and deputize volunteers.
CONTINUOUS Jason hides in supply room. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . nothing like that. Brown. fangs. There’s been a monster spotted in the forest over the past couple of days. sir. JERALD Sorry to disturb you Baron. upset. sir.. Victor pale. VICTOR What’s this all about? JERALD Monsters. VICTOR What? JERALD Yes. Knock at castle door.ENTRY HALL .what does this monster look like? JERALD Well. Victor waits until supply room door closes. sir. Zarya follows. the descriptions vary. sir? VICTOR Ten feet tall.
. Green. Maybe black.and some say it glows. No. JERALD Have you seen anything like that out here. but the Magistrate has asked every able man to meet in town later tonight. locks. Jerald stands on the landing.. like a ghost. Victor opens castle door. The Magistrate is offering a reward and will deputize volunteers to hunt for the creature. VICTOR What. with claws and fangs.
VICTOR (whispers) Hide! Now! INT. claws...77. Ten feet tall.
Victor stays at door. I would not be much help. closes and bolts the castle door. VICTOR (O. VICTOR Thank you.S. ashamed. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya behind him. VICTOR That won’t be a problem. A knock at the door.STORAGE ROOM .) You heard the patrolman? JASON Yes. JASON No. sir.) Would you like to come out so we can talk about this.CONTINUOUS Jason stands. In fact. JERALD Very good. I’m merely a doctor. patrolman. Good night.
JERALD Very well. I will immediately secure the castle. the Magistrate asks that you stay indoors. sir. Will you be able to make it to town tonight? VICTOR I’m sorry. watches Jerald leave. I won’t even know how to hold a bow or a sword. then back to Jerald. for your own safety. Jason steps back. sir. head held down. JERALD I understand. In that case.78. JASON Yes? VICTOR (O. ear pressed to door. Victor looks over Jerald’s shoulder at drawbridge. Good night.
.. sighs. Jason hangs his head. head bowed. VICTOR Follow me. I just wanted someone to talk to.. Victor shakes his head. now! JASON Yes. out of fear.) Get out here. VICTOR You went outside the castle? JASON Yes. VICTOR And now the whole town. sir. VICTOR And I told you what would happen.79. VICTOR People saw you? JASON Yes. INT.ENTRY HALL . JASON I’m sorry. wants to kill you.CONTINUOUS Jason.but I was bored.
VICTOR (O. enters. didn’t I? Jason raises his head. VICTOR Didn’t I tell you not to do that? JASON Yes. looks at Victor.S. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
takes a deep breath. Victor amazed as Jason casually moves handles. Massive winch dominates room. looks sad. depressed. I could use your help. A thunderous. JASON What are we doing here? VICTOR We’re going to do something that hasn’t been done since the war. VICTOR (CONT’D) With the drawbridge up no one can get in.CONTINUOUS Victor sets down lantern. VICTOR That was quite impressive Jason looks sad. JASON Yes. Jason close by.. echoing boom. prepares himself. (beat) .
INT.. No movement.80. VICTOR Jason. tries to pull down. hands on winch handles. eyes lowered. winch rotates quickly. JASON I promise. Drawbridge raised. Victor steps back. We’re going to raise the drawbridge. Victor tries harder. Jason stands head down.promise me you won’t lower the drawbridge. effortlessly. VICTOR If you try to lower the drawbridge... no one can get out. Victor grabs two large wooden handles. sir. more importantly. Jason slowly walks to the other set of handles.WINCH ROOM . Victor reaches out to grab the handles.
. raises drawbridge. I’ll hear it. and. Winch does not move. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
Blazing fire in fireplace. leaves. ELIZABETH Yes. Elizabeth pauses. come here and see the present I got you for your birthday. means my dinner should be be ready. only partially seen. dear. As Elizabeth brings meal to Jonathan. Jason motionless.
JASON I understand. Jonathan pulls a book out from his pouch.NIGHT Jonathan enters. Room darkens. Elizabeth (Jonathan’s wife) preparing dinner. Victor sighs. waiting for me. JONATHAN I’m home! ELIZABETH We heard you. your dinner is ready. Deirdre (Jonathan’s daughter) is seen. sighs. whispering) I don’t feel very hungry right now. Deirdre prepares two dinner plates. Jonathan’s daughter helps with meal. DEIRDRE My birthday was last week. let’s have dinner. JONATHAN Deirdre. VICTOR Okay. Behind Elizabeth. JONATHAN I’m home. Elizabeth brings plate and mug to Jonathan. Deirdre focuses on the two dinner plates. JONATHAN’S HOUSE .
.81. Jonathan sits down at the table. dear. INT. JASON (sad. Sit down. Victor grabs lantern. Dinner is almost ready.
looks through it. JONATHAN (food in mouth) Well.It attacked patrolman Kirby today.. nervous) What monster? Jonathan looks up from his meal. Deirdre brings plates to table.
JONATHAN Don’t take that tone with me young lady. DEIRDRE Thank you. JONATHAN The monster the whole town has been talking about. Out of no where. clears his throat. ELIZABETH The monster? DEIRDRE (shocked. Deirdre shocked. don’t I get a thank you? Deirdre sits at table. ELIZABETH What happened? Jonathan takes a drink. Where did you get it? JONATHAN (with pride) I took it from that monster in the forest. Deirdre picks up the book. The one I was just deputized to help kill. looks at the book. Jonathan tosses book across table. Elizabeth concerned. the monster
. JONATHAN I was in the woods when I saw a deer.82. Deirdre remains standing. too.. It tried to attack me. I’ve been working very hard. DEIRDRE It’s a book of fairy tales.
leaves table. Green and brown. How do you know what happened at the lake? DEIRDRE I. JONATHAN What’s wrong with you? DEIRDRE (softly) No one got attacked at the lake. Deirdre gasps. dear. to defend the deer.your birthday present. JONATHAN Well. I got my bow out. and my arrow hit the monster. burps. The same monster they say attacked those children at the lake. ELIZABETH You certainly are brave! Deirdre looks at the book.
JONATHAN appeared and savagely attacked it... that’s all. looks sad. Jonathan slowly rises.83.. DEIRDRE Daddy. what did the monster look like? Jonathan finishes his meal. young lady. JONATHAN I asked you a question. When it fled into the forest.
.I just heard. JONATHAN And how would you know that? Deirdre stands silent. Deirdre picks up book. JONATHAN (CONT’D) The monster ran towards me and I fought it off.. it dropped this book. tears in her eyes. it’s very tall.
girl! DEIRDRE (in pain) I promised! Jonathan twists Deirdre’s wrist again. Deirdre cries in pain. Deirdre cries in pain. and I want that money! DEIRDRE (screaming. Elizabeth cries in pain. no! Deirdre turns. twists it.84. cringes. Deirdre gasps in pain. crying. ELIZABETH Jonathan. Jonathan twists her wrist again. Jonathan grabs Deirdre’s wrist. Stop! JONATHAN I’ll stop when you tell me about the monster! Elizabeth sits.
. Jonathan rushes around the table. Were you there? Deirdre walks away. ELIZABETH Jonathan. arms up in defense.
JONATHAN You play with those children all the time. Elizabeth rises. Deirdre sobs uncontrollably. JONATHAN Tell me what you saw. stop it! Jonathan slaps Elizabeth. JONATHAN Don’t interfere woman! They’re offering two hundred gold sovereigns for the monster. crying in pain) He’s not a monster! He’s just a boy! JONATHAN That thing is no child! DEIRDRE You’re hurting me.
comforts her. Jonathan pushes Deirdre away. JONATHAN Jason Frankenstein is dead.. Elizabeth rushes to Deirdre. JONATHAN I’m going to go handle some official deputy business. I know that for a fact! DEIRDRE (crying) His dad. in tears. clutching her left wrist. He was going to read to me today. Jonathan sneers. JONATHAN I’m busy. she’s hurt. understand? ELIZABETH Jonathan.
JONATHAN Talk child! I’m losing my patience! DEIRDRE (crying) The boy’s name is Jason. Jonathan rips the book from Deirdre’s hand. Deirdre falls. You get her to a doctor. he lives in the castle. You two stay here and not a word of this is anyone.saved him..85. We have to get her to a doctor. JONATHAN This book? The monster was bringing this book for you? DEIRDRE He’s not a monster! Jonathan throws the book into the fireplace. But. this was an accident! Understand! Elizabeth and Deirdre nod.
86. is everything okay? Elizabeth looks away. Jonathan. hooded cloak hides her face.CONTINUOUS Jonathan rushes out. Magistrate Aldred. Elizabeth. JONATHAN We were just leaving.
EXT. JONATHAN Aldred! What are you doing out here? MAGISTRATE ALDRED We’re on patrol. Perhaps some other time. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened? JONATHAN Nothing serious.
. Thought I’d stop by and see my granddaughter. Where are you going? JONATHAN I’m going to meet with a few of the other deputies. Elizabeth is taking Deirdre to the doctor. appear in doorway behind Jonathan. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. William and Robert ride up. and Deirdre. of course not. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . You know how clumsy women can be. holding her left wrist. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Leaving? I specifically asked people stay indoors. JONATHAN Why? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason? JONATHAN No. just a little kitchen accident.
ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.
EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.
Distant lightning. thunder. You can leave as soon as the storm passes. VICTOR Going to need Jason for some tests today. Lightning. Jason and Deirdre cautiously move through bushes concealing cave entrance. DEIRDRE I’m not supposed to be out here. Above the mountains. Jason.DAY Victor asleep at the desk. The storm approaches. Sounds of movement. Heavy rain. Glimpses of movement. several flashes of cloud-to-cloud lightning. Jason. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .) (shouting) Jason! I need you in the lab today! Zarya’s muffled barks. distant thunder.S. Come with me. INT. stretches. looks concerned. stands up. Rainfall. POACHER’S CAVE . VICTOR (O.DAY Light rain. Deirdre rubs her bandaged forearm. JASON The cave’s not that far. a second storm builds over the mountains. In b. DEIRDRE Okay. EXT. Victor wakes.VICTOR’S LAB . Deirdre approach cave. Victor leaves. Deirdre exit. I know a secret cave where we can stay dry.g. looks at his notes.
JASON You’ll never get home through that.90. flashes of gray. My father will get angry if he knows I left the house. but hurry.
Nothing happens.he should understand. leans his shoulder against boulder. Nothing happens. DEIRDRE My dad is going to be furious. JASON Let’s go to the castle. INT.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre reach the boulder. POACHER’S CAVE .CONTINUOUS Jason lights lantern. Let’s look around here. Jason takes a step back. JASON I forgot about the switch. Deirdre and Jason scan walls of cave. Jason hands lantern to Deirdre. JASON Come on! Deirdre shrugs. just really busy. DEIRDRE What about your father? JASON Well.
. follows Jason. Jason tries to push it. He’s really nice.
INT. it acts as a switch to let the boulder move. TUNNEL . Deirdre looks at her wet clothes. You can dry off there. Nothing happens. Jason tries to pull it. Jason uses both his hands to try to pull boulder.. Jason walks to the back of the cave.91. Nothing happens. Jason sighs.. 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.
Zarya follows. INT. JASON There is no Plan B. VICTOR You want to play? Zarya. find Jason! Go get him. DEIRDRE So. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . what’s Plan B? Jason look of despair. wags her tail.
.92. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR Jason! END SERIES OF SHOTS INT.
JASON (CONT’D) Nothing.ENTRY HALL . D) Victor opens roof access door. Zarya sits. We raised the drawbridge.DAY SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor looks in the library. girl. Zarya follows. Lightning.CONTINUOUS Victor enters. runs to entrance of WELL ROOM. Zarya follows. looks outside. C) Victor looks in the kitchen. Zarya follows. VICTOR Jason! Come out! I don’t have time for hide and seek! Victor looks at Zarya. Zarya jumps up. VICTOR Jason? B) Victor looks in Jason’s room. Victor smiles. thunder. I can’t get back home.
No wound is seen. A large wolf sniffs the ground just inside the cave. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Zarya runs to well.DAY Jason and Deirdre enter. Both wolves limp out of cave. stop. But we’re trapped here. tears in eyes. Jason kicks second wolf. bites his leg. Lightning. bites and tears her dress as Deirdre steps back and screams.
INT. A distant roll of echoing thunder. looks at Jason’s leg. Deirdre holds her left arm across her chest. A low growl echoes. Victor looks down the well. Jason hurries to cave entrance.. DEIRDRE But.. Jason’s leg glows green/white. I saw it! JASON I heal quickly. DEIRDRE I thought animals liked you. Deirdre kneels. VICTOR Jason! Come out of there! Now! INT. A second wolf steps toward Deirdre. Second wolf leaps at Deirdre. thunder. POACHER’S CAVE . yelping. First wolf leaps at Jason.
. looks outside. sends it flying. Deirdre stands. into cave wall. these don’t. DEIRDRE My father will kill me when he sees my dress. Deirdre gasps. DEIRDRE You’re hurt! JASON I’m fine.it bit you. Jason kicks first wolf off. looks down at her dress. scratches well wall. Victor enter. right hand massaging the bandages. First wolf stalks toward Jason.93. sits. lifts her paw.WELL ROOM . JASON Well.CONTINUOUS Zarya.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. she must have left early this morning. lowers her hood. B) Victor walks through the escape tunnel. ELIZABETH Deirdre is missing. pushes. Lightning. silhouetted in light of the lantern. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What?
. looks over papers. head hung low. Victor slides down. I need your help. back to boulder to a sitting position. No movement.94. Victor puts shoulder against boulder. moves his feet. thunder. tries to move boulder repeatedly. hooded cloak covers her face. Elizabeth enters.DAY Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. VICTOR Where is he? END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. of course. C) Victor reaches boulder. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . Bruise on her face. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Where would she go? There’s a monster out there. What can I do? Elizabeth closes door. Rainfall. carries a lantern. ELIZABETH Dad. His feet come out from under him. ELIZABETH She may have gone to warn it. sets lantern down.
SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor descends the ladder. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Come in. A knock on door.
. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . POACHER’S CAVE .DAY Light from lantern waivers.Deirdre says it’s not a monster. They watch the drawbridge lower. Magistrate Aldred stands up. INT. Distant roll of thunder.. JONATHAN I knew it! Get ready boys! Victor carries lantern. Lightning. DEIRDRE The light’s going out. wears heavy cloak and large hat. Jason hands book to Deirdre. My guess is he’ll lead us right to the monster. but we’ll follow him. BEVAL That’s the doctor. drawbridge lowers slowly. follow Victor. you can head home. CARSEN The drawbridge! Jonathan and Beval join Carsen. The men gather their weapons. tell me what you know. EXT. What’s he doing? JONATHAN I don’t know. ELIZABETH Deirdre. thunder. helps Elizabeth sit down. Muffled clank.95. She says it’s just some boy from the castle. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. we can stay along the edge of the mountains. I don’t want to be trapped in a cave in the dark. fades. walks toward forest.. emerges from mists on drawbridge.DAY FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE sits clouded in mists and rain. JASON If we leave. When we get to the road.
Jason and Deirdre move on. Light rain. the wolf Pack Leader enters. Glimpse of a wolf. guttural growl. Two wolves appear. Lightning. A low. DEIRDRE What about you? Jason looks at the tree. get out of here. Jason picks it up. run for your life. a large branch sticks out. The wolves dodge. Jason grabs a rock. Wolves appear. throws it. Deirdre puts book in large pocket of her dress. The Pack Leader much larger than other wolves. EXT. move forward.. Jason and Deirdre step backwards against fallen tree. Jason throws a rock. Light from lantern flickers.
JASON Here. branch lands with a crash.crawl under. JASON Run. FOREST . move closer. Jason throws a rock. Jason grabs two large rocks. wolves flee. take this. Lightning. A very large branch on the ground.96. POACHER’S CAVE . JASON Deirdre. A small crawl space under tree close-by. DEIRDRE Thank you.CONTINUOUS Jason steps out of cave. I’ll hold them off. thunder. Deirdre follows. Wolves dodge. Sounds of movement increase.. effortlessly throws it. Pack Leader a deep. then another. An enormous fallen tree blocks their path. Lightning. Thunder. Wolves growl. The wolves pause. dies. Deirdre holds book to her chest with her right hand. as a gift. Movement is heard.
. Jason tears branch off. guttural growl. It misses. Thank you very much. thunder. EXT.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre walk cautiously.
These are my lands. taps it. Sounds of battle. Jason holds tree branch in right hand. JONATHAN Well. Deirdre yells. Wolves attack. takes lantern from Victor.DAY Small clearing on forest path. Second wolf. Jason glows green/white. glows green/white. I will do as I please. Jonathan walks up. runs with a slight limp. What do you think you’re doing?
. once. A wolf leaps at Jason. kicks second wolf. Lightning. lifts it. flashes of green/white light. pulls. Deirdre. More wolves appear. thunder. Victor’s hat falls. gets stuck. A yelp of pain. twists. hold him against tree. Pack Leader steps forward. thunder. twice. move closer. Deirdre screams. JASON Bad doggies! Pack Leader attacks. against open palm of left hand. Deirdre dives under tree. A second wolf attacks Deirdre. doctor. DEIRDRE Ow! Help me! Help! Jason. sets it down. yelps. what are you doing out here in the forest? VICTOR That’s none of your concern. stunned. releases its grip. Jason knocks wolf away. Jason grabs second wolf by scruff of neck. throws it against a nearby tree. Lightning. EXT. squeezes under tree. DEIRDRE Jason? JASON Go! Please.CONTINUOUS Deirdre emerges from under fallen tree. FOREST .97. FOREST . sound of tearing cloth. snarls. Carsen and Beval grab Victor. DEIRDRE Help! Help us! EXT. Wolf grabs Deirdre’s foot.
We know you even named it Jason.S. Victor struggles against the men holding him. JONATHAN Oh. thunder. we know you’re going to tell us where it is. VICTOR What reward money? Jonathan uses his left hand to press Victor against the tree. JONATHAN I think we’re about to collect the reward money. loud thunder. We know after your son died. Snarls. Flashes of green/white light in the distance. Jonathan puts his left forearm into Victor’s chest. pushes Victor hard up into the tree. VICTOR You men are insane. doctor. DEIRDRE (O. smiles. JONATHAN We know it all.) (muffled. Victor stops struggling.
. I think you will.98. you created a monster in your lab. And. after your son. distant) Ow! Help me! Help! CARSEN Jonathan! That’s your daughter! The men look toward the scream. The monster you created. yelps. I have no idea what you’re talking about. JONATHAN The reward for the monster. Lightning. sounds of battle. Jonathan leans close to Victor. looks pale. VICTOR I’m not going to tell you thugs anything! Jonathan draws his hunting knife. Lightning.
JONATHAN When you get to hell. Deirdre collapses. blood seeps between fingers. Jonathan leans close to Victor.99. sounds of hooves. Magistrate Aldred. William. A rumble of thunder. CARSEN We have company. tell them who sent you. Movement nearby. DEIRDRE Help us. howls. gasps for breath. Carsen lowers his bow. doctor. Lightning. why? JONATHAN I have my reasons! Yelps. Deirdre stumbles into clearing. Jonathan turns. faints. Sounds of horses. Carsen and Beval gasp. DEIRDRE (O. JONATHAN Your monster is attacking my daughter! Victor struggles to breathe. Jonathan moves his forearm forcefully into Victor’s throat. JONATHAN I won’t let you make any more of those things! Jonathan stabs Victor. release Victor. rushes to Deirdre.) (muffled. BEVAL Jonathan. Kirby and Jerald ride into clearing. Carsen and Beval draw their bows. distant) Help! Help us! Jonathan turns to Victor. thunder. VICTOR (barely audible) No. Jonathan pulls out knife. green/white flashes in the distance. Victor holds stomach.S. Victor slides down tree. Beval drops his bow. Robert. Lightning.
we’ve found her! Elizabeth. Magistrate Aldred. Heavy footsteps. flanked by two patrolmen. Beval steps back. Lightning. DEIRDRE (weakly) Mom? ELIZABETH Everything will be okay. a sound of wood hitting flesh. DEIRDRE Jason! Run!
. dragging. Elizabeth and Robert rush to Deirdre. Deirdre opens her eyes.S.S. Robert and Elizabeth carry Deirdre behind the other patrolmen. thunder. a yelp of pain. Lightning. Sounds of fighting. The green/white light fades.Deirdre! BEVAL It’s the monster! CARSEN It’s coming for the girl. vanishes.) (muffled. Silence. JASON (O. looks around her. rides into clearing. green/white flashes in the distance. dragging.. Elizabeth dismount. dear. JASON (O. Robert. shakes off her mother’s arms. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get the child back to the horses! Spread out! JONATHAN No! The reward money’s mine! A yell.) Deirdre! Deirdre gets to her feet.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (shouting over his shoulder) Elizabeth. thunder.100. Heavy footsteps. a flash of green/white light. A green/white glow approaches.. distant) Deirdre!.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason? What happened to you? Jason looks around. Gasps of surprise.. drags carcass of Pack Leader. DEIRDRE Tell them. oh. monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Enough! Back-off now! Jonathan takes a step back.. Lightning.umm. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to Jason) Jason? Jason Frankenstein? JASON Umm. Carson lowers his bow.g. Patrolmen draw their weapons. of creature from Jason’s dream.101. Jason nervous. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the patrolmen) Stand down. yes. JASON I.. JONATHAN I’m not going to talk! Get away from my daughter. Deirdre looks up at Jason..
. echoing in b. lower your weapons. Deirdre rushes to Jason. Carsen raises his bow. whispers of disbelief. We’re just going to talk. in tears. Heavier rain falls. A voice. it’s okay. thunder.uh. drops the carcass. Jonathan steps forward. slowly lower their weapons. Jason stumbles through bushes into clearing. Patrolman confused. steps backwards. Magistrate Aldred steps forward. DEIRDRE Don’t hurt him! He hasn’t hurt anyone! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Deirdre. arms wide. turns to face patrolman..
Anguish in Deirdre’s face. stumbles backward. JASON (CONT’D) A man on a black horse chased me. JASON They’re right there.O. Thunder..102. JASON I saw poachers.tell them. Carsen and Beval take a few steps backwards. CREATURE (V. Gasps of surprise. DEIRDRE Why? Jonathan steps forward.. Laughing as you chased me. Lightning.) Tell them.. Jonathan raises his hunting knife. JASON I remember you. Jason steps toward Jonathan.they tried to kill me... The horse hurt me really bad. JONATHAN Enough! Why are we listening to this thing? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Did you see the people that hurt you? Jason slowly points to Jonathan.
.. in tears. Carsen and Beval. DEIRDRE Daddy? JONATHAN Lies! This demon is simply trying to trick us! Deirdre. JONATHAN You’ll pay for these lies.
shouts. JONATHAN No one is listening to you. Jonathan smiles. JASON What? A flash of lightning reflects off Jonathan’s hunting knife and the blood on it. A bow crashes down. JONATHAN When you get to hell. kneels next to Victor. in tears. Victor’s body sits against the tree. Jason rushes to Victor. JASON Daddy? Jason’s skin flickers with intense spots of green/white light. Jason turns. JASON Daddy! Blinding flash of green/white light. straight through Jonathan. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Stand down! Jason steps over the carcass. glows softly. JASON Daddy? Daddy? It’s time to wake up. Everyone turns away or shields their eyes. illuminated by the lantern. he’s dead. splinters over Jason’s head and shoulder. closer to Jonathan. Nearby lightning. Jonathan thrown backwards. Carsen looks at his shattered bow. lands hard against a distant tree. Thunder. say hello to your father. monster. holds Victor by the shoulders.
. Horses panic. shakes him gently. Jason cries out. Jason steps to the left. JASON I’m not a helpless little boy any more! My father made me strong! JONATHAN Your father can’t help you anymore. a roar of thunder. Jason reaches his hands out. The green/white light fades. tears in eyes.103. boy. Jason. Jason’s head and shoulder glow brighter.
Jonathan smiles. bow drawn. WILLIAM Your orders.S. Victor’s cloak falls.104. DEIRDRE (O. Jason flees. MAGISTRATE ALDRED No. I have every intention of dealing with the monster. grabs Deirdre. JONATHAN Aldred.
. Jonathan releases Deirdre. Carsen lands at feet of Magistrate Aldred. The point of a sword appears at Jonathan’s throat. thunder. a flash of steel. Jonathan. black-fletched arrow notched. knocks Jonathan’s bow. remnants of bow and black-fletched arrows from his quiver scatter over the ground. Lightning.) No! Dierdre rushes forward. lowers his arms. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (coldly) I won’t do that if I were you. Jason lifts Victor. Jonathan slowly steps away. escort my daughter and grandchild back to town. what are you doing? You’re not going to let the monster get away? Magistrate Aldred lowers his sword to his side. JONATHAN You little brat! Sound of well-oiled steel sliding over leather. Deirdre runs to Elizabeth’s arms. raises his arms. throws his bow to the ground. sends him flying backwards. The arrow misses. jumps. Jonathan staggers forward. takes aim at Jason. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Robert. Jonathan yells in frustration. raises a fist.
JASON Leave me alone! Jason punches Carsen in the chest. stands tall.
JONATHAN What? What for? Jerald moves towards Jonathan.. Jonathan struggles briefly against Jerald’s efforts to tie his hands behind his back. KIRBY (embarrassed) Ummm. you and the other patrolmen will immediately place Jonathan and his friends under arrest. from the ground.105. Magistrate Aldred turns to Jonathan. see to it the body of that creature is brought to town. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. You are under arrest for the murder of Baron Victor Frankenstein. It’s not ten feet tall. sir! Robert moves Elizabeth and Deirdre to his horse. but it’s the only thing with fangs and claws I’ve seen today. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. You are under arrest for the attempted murder of the boy. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald.
ROBERT Yes.yes. points his sword.
. Magistrate Aldred motions towards carcass of Pack Leader with his sword. you are under arrest for poaching. in pain.. Jason Frankenstein. JONATHAN You’ve got no proof! Nothing! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Murder and poaching are hanging offenses. stunned. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan. Beval does not resist. The other patrolman lifts Carsen. One patrolman approaches Beval. sir.
JONATHAN Aldred. head down. the war’s over.General. Captain. William walks up to Magistrate Aldred. Robert holds the reins. 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. If I find out all those kitchen accidents weren’t really accidents. Don’t do this..except me. Magistrate Aldred steps back. sir. JONATHAN Aldred. walks the horse away. Elizabeth and Deirdre.yes... JERALD Yes.. when you can’t threaten anyone.106. sit atop Robert’s horse. I’m your son-in-law.I’m a war hero.
. Magistrate Aldred steps next to Jonathan. BEVAL (whispering) A good man. Beval stands.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Sorry.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) I have all the evidence I think I need. you’ll beg for the hangman’s noose before I’m done with you. I’m going to have a nice long talk with my daughter and granddaughter. He’s to speak to no one. leans close. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (very coldly) When you’re safely in jail.. please. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald. Remember? In the b.... sir..you can’t do this.g.. hands tied behind his back. place Jonathan in solitary confinement.
COURTYARD . WILLIAM I. sighs.. Dark clouds obscure sky and mountains above castle. Drawbridge is raised.S. WILLIAM Yes. Magistrate Aldred nods.
WILLIAM What about the monster. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We can’t. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason! Jason Frankenstein!. points to the lantern.. sir.107. will you get that lantern and ride with me.Frankenstein!
. I mean the Frankenstein boy.. EXT. Magistrate Aldred shouts.NIGHT Magistrate Aldred and William approach FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. We have some more work to do. How do we get across? Magistrate Aldred curses under his breath.) (shouting. WILLIAM The drawbridge. distant) Jason!.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.We want to talk to you! EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir.. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The monster is on his way to solitary confinement. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
in tears) Pinocchio and Geppetto..CONTINUOUS Everything is dark..I love you.made it safely home. Victor. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: JASON (O.. Zarya on floor nearby. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ...
. cradled in Jason’s lap.ENTRY HALL . JASON The End. Room goes dark. in tears) Pinocchio had made many mistakes.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . but he learned to be brave....so that he and his father would live happily ever after.S..STUDY .I love you very much. INT.Pinocchio prayed the Blue Fairy would come and turn him into a real boy.to not tell lies.Frankenstein! JASON (O.... dead. Fog/mist condense into words: "The End" The words evaporate back into fog/mist.108. Room starts to darken..S...) (mufled.after their adventures... Jason reads to Victor. except for the dim light of a small fire in fireplace.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O....and kissed him good night. blood-stained... and to listen to his father.. JASON (reading.) (softly) Good night. Daddy.
INT. Geppetto put Pinocchio to bed.) (reading.S. echoing) Frankenstein!. Fog/mist begins to obscure scene Jason closes book.
smiles broader. I want to play with my big brother again. KATHERINE We’ll wait for him. Deborah. Victor goes to one knee. VICTOR Of course we will. Is Jason coming too? Victor stands up. smiles. in fine formal attire. hugs Katherine. He sees Deborah and Katherine. grasps Deborah’s hand. "HEAVEN" White mist and clouds fill the scene. right? Victor looks at Katherine and then at Deborah. fade away. DEBORAH We’ll never be apart again. In b. DEBORAH Welcome beloved! VICTOR Oh. smiles. KATHERINE But. Deborah smiles. smiles.
.109.. DEBORAH It’s not his time. sparkle. VICTOR Not now sweetheart. KATHERINE Welcome home.not now. Victor. Deborah looks at Katherine.g. Katherine looks disappointed. enters.
EXT. Victor embraces Deborah. points of light appear. Deborah and Katherine appear. Victor looks at his clothes. Daddy.. I’ve truly missed you. Katherine gives Victor a big kiss on his cheek.
Victor and Deborah release their hands. FOG/MIST OBSCURE THE SCENE TO BLACK: FADE OUT THE END
.)(CONT’D) We’ll wait. VICTOR (O. Backs turned. Deborah and Katherine fade away into points of sparkling light. Victor. they walk away into the mists. small points of light sparkle on their outlines as they move away.S.. turn and each grasp one of Katherine’s hands..together.