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

Durkis

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

FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.

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INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.

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INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.

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EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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