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