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