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