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

Durkis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The horses are nervous. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. guttural growl resonates. Sounds of movement. BEVAL (frightened) I didn’t do anything! I never made it back here yesterday! JONATHAN Ruined! At least half of everything we worked for is gone. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. A low. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. CARSEN I know.. The men look at each other.. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer.that’s one big monster. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. looks down. Fleeting shapes. scans forest. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses.59. CARSEN Beval was right. walks away. bow drawn. Jonathan. moving restlessly. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. Sounds of horses panicking. points down. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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