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