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