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

Durkis

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. BEVAL Yes. eating. sir. BEVAL Jonathan.. not a mother and her fawn..DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. I’ll take the fawn.no bear. please. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident.. . We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today. deer.. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head.no rabbit. FOREST . casts his eyes downward.33. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the game. On my mark. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle. JONATHAN Quiet fool. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble.. JONATHAN All right then. raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows.nothing. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers. At the edge Jonathan. You two take down the doe..

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

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

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

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

sir. I’m really hungry. Vegetables. VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry.. This is what I’ll need next week. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . cloth. please. Let me see what I can find. more vegetables. if possible. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle? . Spencer. nods. SPENCER That will do it for this week. leather. Victor turns to leave.no problem. sir. VICTOR Alright. JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. cloth. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor.COURTYARD . Daddy.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. Spencer reads it. SPENCER Vegetables. we have plenty of water.. Victor hands Spencer a small note. smiles. JASON Some water too. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. Snow on ground. near the STABLE. VICTOR Thank you.38. EXT. Next week then. VICTOR Of course.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fleeting shapes. guttural growl resonates. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way.. 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. points down. Jonathan. CARSEN I know. walks away.59. The men look at each other. Sounds of horses panicking. scans forest. The horses are nervous. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic.. A low. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. looks down.that’s one big monster. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! . bow drawn. CARSEN Beval was right. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. Sounds of movement. moving restlessly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

holds two arrows. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. LAKESIDE CLEARING . EXT. back to a boulder. breathing heavily. C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake. END MONTAGE INT. looks around. E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. sir. I barely escaped with my life. bouquet in hand. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers. D) Deirdre stands. tell me what you saw. sad. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. sir. Kirby sits. . a tear on her eye. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door.DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing. Sit down. head down. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk.DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay.74. I came straight here. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . Kirby bursts into room.

WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. it attacked my horse. I fought it off and it fled into the forest.it glowed. sir. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. sir.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows. It howled viciously. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well.. meaner. sir. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. . Claws and fangs. William takes the arrows. sir. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled.. WILLIAM Sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster. we have a problem. Like a ghost. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows.sure. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall. examines them. just louder. threw me to the ground.. Green and brown in color. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing.75. KIRBY Well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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