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


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

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) 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ll take the fawn. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the rabbit.. You two take down the doe. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers. Vegetable soup coming up! bear. JONATHAN Quiet fool. raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows.. FOREST . At the edge Jonathan. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head.nothing. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle. On my mark. eating. casts his eyes downward.. sir. JONATHAN All right then. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing.33.. VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. BEVAL Yes. not a mother and her fawn. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes.. BEVAL Jonathan.. deer. . We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. please.

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

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

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

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

smiles. I’m really hungry. Victor turns to leave. SPENCER Vegetables. Daddy. Let me see what I can find.COURTYARD . more vegetables.. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. cloth. we have plenty of water. Next week then. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle? .DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation.38. JASON Some water too. near the STABLE. VICTOR Of course. VICTOR Alright. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . cloth.. EXT. VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry. SPENCER That will do it for this week. JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor. sir. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. Snow on ground. leather. Victor hands Spencer a small note. This is what I’ll need next week. problem. Spencer reads it. if possible. nods. Vegetables. please. VICTOR Thank you. sir.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXT. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door.DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. Kirby sits. tell me what you saw. head down. Kirby bursts into room. I barely escaped with my life. back to a boulder. sir. C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake. bouquet in hand. Sit down. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. breathing heavily. .DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing. sir. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . I came straight here. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers.74. E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. holds two arrows. a tear on her eye. END MONTAGE INT. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. LAKESIDE CLEARING . sad. D) Deirdre stands. looks around. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay. glowed. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well. it attacked my horse. sir. KIRBY Well. It howled viciously. just louder. Green and brown in color.sure.. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. Claws and fangs. meaner. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. sir. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows. William takes the arrows. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked..75. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled.. examines them. WILLIAM Sir. threw me to the ground. WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. sir. WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing. we have a problem.. Like a ghost. . MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows. I fought it off and it fled into the forest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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