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