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