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