Good Night Prometheus: The Tragedy of Frankenstein By James C. Durkis and Kaja E.
James C. Durkis 9601 Regal Ridge Drive, NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 362-1029 firstname.lastname@example.org
FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.
MILITARY COMMAND CENTER . VICTOR (CONT’D) Am I free to go? The officer nods. Sounds of distant fighting. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room. threatens Victor.. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry. Victor grabs his bag.3.) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. Victor looks up at his escorts. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. Gasps of shock. VICTOR (O.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground. The bleeding has been stopped. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders. You’ll have to. OFFICER (O.S.S.
. The officer draws his sword. quickly leaves.. I have patients right here who need my attention. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital. MILITARY OFFICER That was not a request doctor! You will come with me now! The soldier grabs Victor’s medical bag.
FOG/MIST EVAPORATE Victor awakes with a start. Bloodstained bedsheets cover Edgar’s face. Victor.VICTOR’S LAB . I’ll clean this up while you start breakfast. VICTOR No. VICTOR Huh? What? JASON It’s time to wake up.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) Victor hurries in.) Daddy.not my brother..4.Daddy.DAY JASON (O. in grief. elbows on knees. several items on the floor. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS NURSE (O..) Doctor. it seems so. JASON (CONT’D) Made a mess again.
. INT.S. We couldn’t stop the bleeding. huh? VICTOR Yes. hands over face... MILITARY HOSPITAL .. The desk is a mess. sits down next to Edgar. Victor hangs his head. Jason looks at the clutter.. VICTOR What happened? NURSE I’m sorry. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .S.doctor.
not really. Zarya sits nearby. JASON What’s with the red and blue barrels? VICTOR Ahhhh. It can make muscles twitch or help a heart keep beating. Victor and Jason sit down. Like the lightning from a storm. JASON Does it work? VICTOR Sometimes.CONTINUOUS KITCHEN is cluttered. JASON (smiling) Sometimes? Like your other experiments? VICTOR I’ll find the answer to all the problems. If I
. Victor enters. just smaller. Any new inventions last night? VICTOR No. The blood replacement works in small doses.5. VICTOR Thanks Jason. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
INT. When I combine different plants and minerals into each barrel I can create a spark. the spark machine.KITCHEN . 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. Daddy. JASON Good morning. Jason prepares breakfast. you’ll see. eat.
I can save a lot of lives....I was not here when your grandfather died because I was forced into the war.to make things right.. You need to go out and play.6.
VICTOR can figure out how to replace that blood. JASON You work too hard. they do.with minor side effects.and I was unable to save your sister when she was overcome by the consumption.. EXT... EXT..I was unable to save your mother when your sister was born.. Zarya emerge from the mist covering the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . watch Jason and Zarya run down a forest path. actually. VICTOR (CONT’D) A little skin discoloration. I haven’t earned any playtime. questioningly. son. My work is important. But I’ll fix that problem too.I was unable to save my own brother. Jason looks up. VICTOR (somber.. softly) Adults don’t get to play.CONTINUOUS Jason..CONTINUOUS Two men (Beval and Carsen) kneel behind tall bushes. to the forest. JASON (laughing to himself) Do those work yet? VICTOR Yes. especially when the moss patches are used.
. There’s so much I need to do. FOREST . that’s all.. run along the road.
BEVAL It’s the Frankenstein boy. JONATHAN The baron? Don’t make me laugh! That useless excuse for a doctor does nothing but sit in his castle. CARSEN It will be our necks if we’re caught. throws it at some ducks. Carsen and Beval exchange looks of concern. Jason sits down behind a large boulder. 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. The baron signed a warrant against poachers on his lands.7. CARSEN Come on. let’s try a different location. At least I’m putting them to good use. Zarya chases the ducks as they fly off. The men watch Jason and Zarya run off into the forest. As far as I’m concerned. He doesn’t take care of his land. A third man (Jonathan) joins Beval and Carsen.
. LAKE SIDE . Zarya snuggles up next to him. Jason grabs a rock.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya enter large clearing near lake. doesn’t help the sick in town. BEVAL Hunting has been poor all year. these are my lands now. The three men fade back into the shadows of the forest. EXT. JONATHAN That brat probably scared off what little game there was around here.
DEIRDRE Well. I’m Deirdre. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) Hi.8. Jason loses his balance. Deirdre approaches. Dierdre falls into the water. helps Jason up. so you think it’s funny do you? JASON (smiling. Gasps of surprise. JASON (apologetic) Umm. JASON I’m Jason. enters tossing a ball with two younger children... The younger children laugh. DEIRDRE (CONT’D) There! Now we’re even. stops at the water’s edge. He’s a doctor...here’s your ball. Jason backs away. DEIRDRE I’ve never seen you around before. The younger children laugh. Jason smiles. trying not to laugh) No. Jason backs into the lake.not really. Are you new in the town? JASON No. DEIRDRE Oh. the same age as Jason.. you go get it. Deirdre leans over. Zarya retrieves the ball. approaches Jason. Zarya dives past Deirdre into the water. Zarya delivers the ball to Jason. Deirdre chases the ball. extends a hand. DEIRDRE You threw it. The ball lands in the water.
. A splash.. Deirdre extends one finger. sprays Deirdre. Deirdre angry.it’s just water.
A girl (Deirdre). I’ll show you funny. I live in the castle with my father.. shakes herself off. pushes Jason over. water splashes.
. and.. Zarya pants in exhaustion.. JASON See you tomorrow.9. waves. JASON I had fun. LAKE SIDE .. Deirdre and younger children chase after Zarya. We have to get back. but bring some food. JASON Sure! MONTAGE A) Jason.it’s just. Deirdre and younger children play tag. Deirdre and younger children play keep-away. B) Jason. Jason smiles. A picnic. END MONTAGE EXT. Want to play again tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure. Deirdre and younger children play catch. DEIRDRE (smiling) Don’t worry about it! Let’s play! It would be good to finally have someone my own age to play with. haunted castle? JASON It’s not haunted.my father’s really busy. C) Jason.CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE It’s getting late..
DEIRDRE You mean the old. perhaps? Deirdre and younger children leave. D) Jason..
Daddy! Victor mumbles in his sleep. JASON I’ll be late! INT. barks.
INT. Zarya emerges from under the covers. eats a turkey leg. emerges from the mists over the drawbridge. Jason sleepily opens window. JASON Yes. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .CONTINUOUS Jason looks into the LAB. The room is a mess. DEIRDRE You brought a picnic! How wonderful! Jason smiles.CONTINUOUS Jason carries a large basket. JASON Time to wake up. Jason and Zarya enter.. LAKE SIDE . it’s a long walk from the castle. DEIRDRE Well.let me set things up. Zarya rushes after Jason. Zarya pokes her head over the raised edge of the drawbridge. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . it’s about time.LATER Deirdre picks flowers. Victor is asleep at the desk.10. tail wagging. tosses it away. EXT. JASON Sorry.VICTOR’S LAB . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ..DAY Jason wakes up.. Zarya sprints after it. blushes. knocks an item off the desk.umm.. Jason holds the remains of the turkey leg. EXT.JASON’S BEDROOM .
. JASON Come on girl.
11. DEIRDRE A date. F) Deirdre picks flowers. JASON I had fun too. The sun gets low in the western sky. I have to help my Dad with chores and stuff. skip stones into the water. Jason blushes.a what? Deirdre causally walks away. but I have to get back home.
MONTAGE A) Jason pulls out an elegant cloth (with the Frankenstein crest embroidered on it). one at a time. Jason sets out the food. Maybe we can meet again in a few days. Why are you throwing flowers into the water?
. But you have to bring a picnic. B) Jason and Deirdre play catch with Zarya. LAKE SIDE . DEIRDRE Okay. a picnic..CONTINUOUS DEIRDRE I had a wonderful time today. Jason and Deirdre fold the picnic cloth. it’s a date. END MONTAGE EXT.. She selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them. okay. D) Zarya steals food while Jason looks at Deirdre. C) Jason and Deirdre sit down and eat. E) Jason and Deirdre walk along the lake shore. JASON A. into the lake. JASON But.
Carsen places his hand on his hunting knife.CONTINUOUS Jason and Zarya walk along a dim forest path. EXT. killing it. A black-fletched arrow flies into the tree right next to Jason’s head. Jason backs up to a tree. Jonathan? He’s just a boy. BEVAL Why. Jason steps backward as Beval and Carsen appear. atop a black horse. leaves.12. Jonathan moves his horse next to Beval and Carsen. Jonathan. BEVAL May God have mercy on our souls. crouches. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from its side. draws his bow. JONATHAN You two get that kill back to the cave. The deer staggers. FOREST . They’re pretty and they look nice in the water. softly growls. JASON Poachers. Zarya stops short. JONATHAN A boy who can cost us our lives! Get moving! Jonathan notches another black-fletched arrow.
. two more arrows are shot into the deer. spurs his horse forward. Deirdre picks more flowers. Jason runs. Sounds of movement. Zarya growls.
DEIRDRE I don’t know. Beval looks anguished. JASON Girls are strange. A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. Jason stops. Jonathan’s shot misses. stumbling. I’ll take care of the witness. Jason shakes his head.
FOREST . JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears back. brings its front hooves down. Jonathan leans forward. tell them who sent you. back to the forest. Zarya leaps at Jonathan’s leg. dodges between trees. Zarya’s barking is heard moving away. Jonathan spins the horse around. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Jonathan spurs his horse forward. A kick sends Zarya to the ground with a yelp. flails its front legs. The basket shatters beneath the horse’s hooves. JONATHAN Yup! The horse rears. Jason drops the basket. Jason’s raises his arm defensively.
. Arrows strike the trunks of trees as Jason passes by. Cries of pain. basket in hand. Zarya runs at Jason’s side. Hoof beats approaching. a road in sight across a large field. The sun sets. let’s have some fun. The sound of broken bones. lowers the bow. silhouetted against the setting sun. badly injured. pauses. smiles. Jonathan sneers. The sun begins to set.CONTINUOUS Jason runs.
EXT. JONATHAN Come on boy. Jonathan repositions his horse. The sound of broken bones. The horse overtakes Jason. Zarya barks at the attackers. Jason rolls over. Jason. Jonathan repositions his horse. A cart with a lit lantern approaches. Jonathan raises his bow. breaks from the forest. Jason stumbles forward. Jonathan spurs his horse into a sprint over Jason’s body. pats the horse on the neck. exhausted. Zarya fiercely barks. boy. barking. runs him over. JASON Noooo! The horse pounds his front hooves down. Zarya runs towards the cart. torn flesh.13. Jonathan looks up.
sees Jason. As the cart gets close. barks at the driver (Spencer). Victor.
. in grief. reaches a hand toward Jason.COURTYARD . Zarya lays next to Jason.NIGHT . Victor’s face a mask of despair. steps down the stairs using the banister for support. lays down next to Jason. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. The mist condenses into a ghostly image of the face of Edgar. SPENCER What do you want girl? You’re a long way from home. Zarya’s muzzle touching Jason’s hand. Zarya leads Spencer to where Jason lays. runs back along the road. squints.NIGHT Spencer’s cart enters the COURTYARD. barks again. Zarya whines repeatedly. Something attacked him. A storm brews over the mountains. Zarya runs next to Jason. Spencer stops his cart. steadies himself against the stone banister of the castle steps.CONTINUOUS Zarya reaches the cart. EXT. barks. VICTOR Spencer. He’s all I have left. VICTOR Not my son. Mist forms near Victor’s head. Victor turns ashen. SPENCER Saints protect us. Zarya barks. stops. why the commotion? Victor sees Jason in the back of the cart. SPENCER I’m sorry sir. SPENCER Doctor Frankenstein! Baron! Come quickly! Spencer dismounts as Victor opens the castle doors. Victor staggers. I don’t know what happened. God no. FOREST . Spencer climbs down. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .14. EXT.
sir. shifts. I love you very much. Deborah’s eyes close.
. coughing. SPENCER Is there anything I can do. Victor. it fades away.15. The ghostly image fades. echoing thud.
EDGAR’S IMAGE Hey. don’t let me die. carries him slowly up the entry steps. KATHERINE’S (VICTOR’S DEAD DAUGHTER) IMAGE Daddy. VICTOR No. sir? Victor. in a trance. Victor turns from the misty image. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a very young girl (Katherine). lifts Jason into his arms. looking ill. the ghostly image fades. wet with sweat. VICTOR I’ve lost everything. Zarya follows. VICTOR Please. okay. disheveled hair. little brother. VICTOR (whispering) I failed you all. SPENCER I’m sorry. no. The door closes with a low. in tears. reforms into the ghostly image of the face of a young woman (Deborah). DEBORAH’S (VICTOR’S DEAD WIFE) IMAGE You take good care of our daughter. I don’t feel very good. Victor carries Jason through the open door of the castle.
16. A weak. MONTAGE A) Victor tosses off his coat. applies them to Jason’s wounds. Lightning.
INT. Jason makes a weak but audible gasp. in a trance. VICTOR I won’t lose you.CONTINUOUS Victor places Jason on a large table next to the desk. works furiously on Jason. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . INT.CONTINUOUS Victor.. Victor stumbles. falls to one knee. D) Cloth wraps applied to keep the moss patches in place. B) Victor uses scissors to remove Jason’s clothing. cradles Jason’s body. VICTOR Jason? Victor checks for a pulse at Jason’s neck. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . C) Victor soaks pre-prepared moss patches in a bucket of water. (beat) . Zarya follows Victor. irregular heart beat. thunder. Victor listens to Jason’s chest.. mechanical steps.. lifts Jason. with renewed energy. back against the castle door. VICTOR (CONT’D) You’re alive! Victor stands.. Books and other items tossed to the floor. Victor carries Jason with slow. A flash of lightning. Lightning. thunder.VICTOR’S LAB .
.not like the others. VICTOR (CONT’D) I won’t fail you! I won’t let you die! Victor carries Jason up the castle main stairs. The storm grows. Victor grabs a listening tube from his desk. a roll of thunder.ENTRY HALL .
Victor grabs the wires coming from the barrels. Victor adds large jars of red and blue powder then water to the barrels. no. The storm rages. Jason’s body twitches.VICTOR’S LAB . thunder. The flow adjusted to a slow drip. touches them to the sides of Jason’s chest. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. Lightning. VICTOR No. Jason’s body arches. Victor sighs. Quill inserted into Jason’s arm. Zarya whines. A roll of thunder. The wires are touched to the sides of Jason’s chest. A large spark. MONTAGE ENDS INT. unsteady.
E) The storm rages outside. The heart beat is weak. The heartbeat is strong. VICTOR You have a lot of broken bones son. images of scissors. Lightning. faint. VICTOR (CONT’D) The blood replacement! Victor prepares a transfusion. A sharpened quill the needle. with a stopcock on the desk controlling the flow. The large. thunder. A small spark. Lightning.17. VICTOR You’ve lost too much blood. Victor listens to Jason’s heart. I’m going to have to set them. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . stops. moss patches and cloth wraps blur together and continue until Jason is covered from head to toe in moss patches and cloth wraps. whispers.
. unsteady. a loud clash of thunder. VICTOR No! A flash of lightning illuminates the red and blue barrels on the desk.CONTINUOUS Victor presses the listening tube to Jason’s chest. no. Victor leans forward. glass container filled with green liquid is seen. I’ll give you something for the pain. steady. The heartbeat is weak.
I just found the boy’s body on the side of the road. BARTENDER What happened? SPENCER I don’t know. cloaked from head to toe. Behind Magistrate Aldred stands a patrolman (Jerald).) What do you mean trampled? Magistrate Aldred stands at the entrance. Bones broken. TOWN TAVERN . It was dark. crushed. in the distance. a hood covers his head partially concealing his face..and that dog was barking like crazy.18. smiles. A storm outside. Not seen anything like it since the war. Trampled. In the far corner. The right side of the Magistrate’s face is covered by a leather mask. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Animals? SPENCER None that I saw. bloody. Jonathan leans forward. Spencer? The Bartender places a filled mug in front of Spencer.NIGHT Spencer enters.. a table partially hidden in shadows. sir! The boy looked like he had taken a very bad fall. SPENCER Magistrate! Yes. sir. And a very bad night too. I don’t know of any forest animals that trample people..my eyes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. BARTENDER Late night. It was getting dark and you know my eyes don’t work like they used to.
INT. SPENCER Yes.S.
. The Frankenstein boy died today. Muted gasps of surprise.
SPENCER So much death and tragedy around the Frankenstein family. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Thank you. I may wish to talk to you again tomorrow. INT. Must be a curse. Spencer. what can I do for you? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan’s horse. sir. quickly hides items behind a post. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Freshly washed. leans back into the shadows. sir. The Baron was overwhelmed with grief. Rain falls outside. Why did Jonathan have his horse bathed at night?
. where is it? BEVAL Stall three.19. surprised by the sudden entrance of Magistrate Aldred and Jerald. Jerald leave. TOWN STABLE . looks over Jonathan’s horse. BEVAL Magistrate. voice agreement. Patrons nod. The Magistrate closes the stall door. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED (sternly) Jonathan’s stallion.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED And the body? SPENCER Delivered to the castle. Magistrate Aldred.CONTINUOUS Beval. Magistrate Aldred walks to and opens the stall door. returns to Beval. Jonathan smiles.
sir. That’s what they say. BEVAL Jonathan loves that horse. walks back to the stall. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Yup! Jonathan’s horse positions itself. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) The good captain was very proud of that trick during the war. Magistrate Aldred empties the water. the horse’s ears perk-up. Magistrate Aldred makes a clicking sound. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Unless its been trained. Magistrate Aldred tosses the bucket into the stall. Beval looks uncomfortable. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kindly hand me that bucket you placed behind the post. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Better than his family.20. He takes very good care of it. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED They say there aren’t any animals that would trample a man. Sergeant?
. brings its front hooves crashing down on the bucket. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. shatters it. the horse stands at attention. rears up. Beval hands the bucket to Magistrate Aldred. JERALD Yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald? JERALD Yes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Bucket. don’t you agree.
Beval lowers his head.
Beval looks down to the ground. VICTOR As the young maiden approached. very proud. Victor reads to Jason. BEVAL Sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy was killed today.. Magistrate Aldred and Jerald leave the stable. INT.. sir! What happened? MAGISTRATE ALDRED I was hoping you would tell me. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I see. Yes. whispers to himself. steadies himself.VICTOR’S LAB . You’re a good. the Prince recognized her right away despite her ragged clothes. in shame. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The Frankenstein boy? Beval looks pale. BEVAL A good man.I mean Magistrate. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .NIGHT LAB in disarray. I hope that loyalty doesn’t get you into trouble. How could I? Magistrate Aldred sighs in frustration. sir. General. sir? I don’t know anything.that’s terrible.. BEVAL (feigning surprise) That’s.21. BEVAL Yes. loyal man Beval. The
. BEVAL Me.. Jason is covered from head to toe in patches and cloth bandages.
Victor’s arm pushes outward knocking items on the desk. Deborah enters. beautifully dressed. VICTOR Good night son. Victor sleeps restlessly. flows. and put it on as well. The fingers of Jason’s bandaged hand. goes to sleep at the desk. my beloved. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS EXT. DEBORAH Victor. slowly. Less than a third of the blood replacement has been used. "HEAVEN" (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATE White mist. Victor rests his hand on Jason’s hand. clouds. sparkle. VICTOR Prince knelt. Zezolla took the matching slipper out from her pocket. close around Victor’s hand. VICTOR (CONT’D) (whispering) I love you very much. The storm has passed. fade.. They were married and lived happily ever after.. VICTOR (CONT’D) Oh. Victor sets the book down. The green liquid gurgles. tired. Points of light appear. held out the slipper and placed it onto Zezolla’s foot.The End. looks ragged. and they rode back to the castle. turns off the stopcock. opens. gently. dressed as he was when he fell asleep. Victor enters. It was a perfect fit. A distant sound of rolling thunder. what are you doing here? VICTOR Deborah? Victor embraces Deborah. The stopcock lever is hit.22. The Prince took Zezolla by the hand and walked her to his awaiting carriage. how I’ve missed you!
...where is here? DEBORAH We’re here for Jason. Where is he? Katherine skips to the right. a shadowy image of a hulking figure appears. looks around. Katherine. Victor releases Katherine. Victor.I can’t lose him too. Katherine moves closer. KATHERINE Come play with me Jason! VICTOR No. VICTOR No..I’ve lost you and Katherine.. In the b. He should be here. DEBORAH But. Victor knees to embrace her. it’s not his time. KATHERINE Daddy’s here! Daddy’s here! Katherine rushes to Victor. It’s his time. KATHERINE Jaaaaason. The image raises its arms slightly with a muffled yell..
.. 4 years old..g. KATHERINE Jaaaaason. VICTOR (CONT’D) Why are you here? And..but you’re not supposed to be here. skips from the mist. VICTOR It’s so good to see you both again. looks into the distance. stands up. It can’t be. I’ve saved him. Deborah turn to the image.23.
DEBORAH It’s good to see you my love. it’s not your decision to make.
.S. DEBORAH Oh.
KATHERINE Jason? The image raises its arms higher. Wounds have reopened. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE ...CONTINUOUS FOG/MIST EVAPORATES QUICKLY. Sounds of tearing cloth. A muffled.what have you done? FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS JASON (O. Tears well-up Deborah’s eyes. seeping dark green blood. Victor tries to restrain Jason. removes the cloth bandages. clearly in pain. Sounds of splintering wood. Victor pours chloroform onto a cloth. Victor grabs scissors.. VICTOR Jason! No! You’ll reopen the wounds! Spots of dark green spread on the bandages. hoarse) Daddy! Help me! Daaaaddyyyyy! INT. Jason’s skin is light green. holds the cloth over Jason’s nose and mouth. breathe. bloated. Jason’s body is swollen. no! Victor removes the transfusion tube from Jason’s arm. reverberating scream is heard.I’ve used them all.) (screaming. in pain.24. AS IF BLOWN AWAY Victor awakes to Jason’s screams. The large glass container is empty.. There are no moss patches left. VICTOR (CONT’D) Dear God. VICTOR (CONT’D) Breathe son.VICTOR’S LAB . Jason stops struggling. VICTOR (CONT’D) The patches. Victor.
. places the cloth on Jason’s forehead.. Victor confused. leans forward over Jason’s chest. E) Victor grabs moss from ceramic pots in the LAB and GREENHOUSE.25. VICTOR You’re running a nasty fever. resonating "booms".VICTOR’S LAB . looks concerned. J) Victor places three large. Three loud. C) Victor tosses several old moss patches aside. Victor. wide leather straps around Jason to secure him to the table. wood replaced. puts one end over his ear. leaves. Victor grabs the listening tube. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . B) Victor threads a thread through a sharpened quill. son. Victor gives Jason an injection. Three loud. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .I am so sorry.VICTOR’S LAB . sits down.DAY Jason sleeps restlessly. VICTOR I’m sorry. F) Victor hastily creates a pasty mix of water and powders. resonating "booms".. exhausted.CONTINUOUS Victor places his hand on Jason’s forehead. H) Victor carefully re-wraps Jason’s wounds. I) Splints re-fitted. INT.
MONTAGE A) Victor removes cloth bandages. D) Victor sews Jason’s re-opened wounds closed. Jason’s hair comes off in large clumps. Zarya gets up. Victor wipes Jason’s forehead with a wet cloth. applies the new patches (black in color) to the wounds that reopened. G) Victor soaks clumps of moss into the mixture. END MONTAGE INT.
Baron.. in a panic. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Good afternoon. INT. SPENCER Oh.. Victor steps out into the COURTYARD INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . rushes from the LAB.I wasn’t expecting visitors.ENTRY HALL .S. resonating "booms". MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. I am very sorry to disturb you.CONTINUOUS Three loud.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. shades his eyes. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Spencer. Victor enters. near cart.S. Zarya sits near the castle doors.) Baron Frankenstein! Victor opens one of the doors. Blinding daylight.COURTYARD . VICTOR My son.) (in the distance.
.. A patrolman (William) at the far end of the COURTYARD. doctor.26. yes sir. Spencer hands a large cloth to Victor. muffled) Baron Frankenstein? May I speak with you.. VICTOR Afternoon? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Yes. dazed. wagging her tail. in the COURTYARD. My deepest sympathies over the loss of your son. Victor gasps. Spencer.I haven’t slept. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Magistrate Aldred on the landing. please? Victor.CONTINUOUS Victor blinks. grabs his coat. with two horses.
. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I went to see if I could find out what happened to your son.is in no condition.. Regrettably. Victor wipes tears from his eyes.
. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I don’t think your son’s death was an accident. in panic) No! I mean.. VICTOR But. VICTOR Magistrate... MAGISTRATE ALDRED I’d like to see the body..
SPENCER (CONT’D) We found this. the storm destroyed any evidence. no claws. Where I found your son last night.. I need to see what happened to him.There’s nothing to see.. we both saw all types of injuries and atrocities during the war. The torn. Broken bones. muddied cloth has the Frankenstein crest. You more than anyone..27. I can’t. VICTOR No bite marks. VICTOR (with new energy. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron.. my son. Can you tell me anything? Victor leans against the door for support.the body. my son. I can’t. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron. VICTOR I see. please. But I need proof.
. Victor looks up toward the windows of his third floor LAB. there is nothing to see. You can give that gift to others.so many broken bones. Magistrate. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I understand. I’m not very good at helping. VICTOR Yes... I may have lost an eye. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I can’t thank you enough for what you did..28. I remember. General. I’ve already prepared his body for burial. You saved me.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What will you do now? VICTOR I don’t. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We could use a doctor with your skills in town. Victor straightens up. Magistrate Aldred takes a few steps down.not when it mattered. You could help a lot of people.I don’t know. VICTOR (CONT’D) . You saved hundreds during the war.. VICTOR No..not my brother.
.. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have no idea what might have caused this. but I’m alive. using the door for support.. but you allowed me to see my daughter’s wedding and my granddaughter growing up. And. MAGISTRATE ALDRED You’re wrong.. turns back.. My scars run deep and the pain still lingers. I’m very sorry to have bothered you.I have work to do here.not my wife....
VICTOR (softly) You’re alive. sir. watches the three men leave. Magistrate. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get some rest Baron. reach the road. William?
. That’s all that matters. Victor looks up to the windows of LAB. sir. leaning against the door. MAGISTRATE ALDRED How so. William and Spencer emerge from the mist on the drawbridge.CONTINUOUS Magistrate Aldred. VICTOR Thank you Magistrate. I just need time. That castle gives me the creeps.. EXT. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Baron Frankenstein has endured a great deal of hardship over the years. upkeep of the castle is the least of his concerns. You hear things. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . the mind plays tricks. smiles. VICTOR You’re alive. ummm.29. Victor turns to Magistrate Aldred. I’ll have Spencer come by tomorrow to see what you need for the funeral.. I will think about what you said. VICTOR (CONT’D) Thank you General. WILLIAM Good to be away from there. Victor. With an old castle like that. WILLIAM I guess so.that’s all that matters.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Ghosts? During the day? WILLIAM Well. JASON I don’t feel well. or someone in pain. son.. WILLIAM Oh.. Do you remember anything? A tear in Jason’s eye runs off the side of his face. The right side of Jason’s face is covered by black moss patch.. nothing. replaces cloth on Jason’s forehead. bandages. sir.. VICTOR You’re running a fever. VICTOR I’ll get you something. I’m hungry. INT. JASON Daddy.
..it’s.CONTINUOUS Victor wets. I had to strap you down so you wouldn’t hurt yourself. JASON (weakly) Daddy? VICTOR Jason. Victor grabs the listening tube. Jason’s left eye flickers open.. William shivers. VICTOR Jason. you were badly injured..it’s just that when you were talking to the Baron. I could have sworn I heard ghosts..VICTOR’S LAB . real soon. maybe it was just the wind.I hurt all over.30. JASON No.. It sounded a lot like moaning.I can’t move.
Victor places them in the coffin. son. hammers nails to seal coffin. Spencer leaves.". in whom I am well pleased. D) Victor reads to Jason by lantern-light. daytime. VICTOR Of course. Jr. Spencer hammers copper pins along the edges. "Deborah Frankenstein". I) Spencer finishes sealing the edges of the cover stone. C) Victor by lantern-light. B) Victor feeds Jason soup.of course. closes the lid.
. G) The coffin is carried towards the open vault. Coffin lifted by patrolmen. around the coffin. "JASON FRANKENSTEIN This is my beloved Son. Jerald and William lift a cover stone. F) One vault in the crypt stands open. . carried into CRYPT. Victor. The bishop blesses the coffin. fills three large bags with dirt from the STABLE. Victor smiles. "Katherine Frankenstein" H) The coffin slid into vault. Spencer nods.31. drives away.. names on some of the stone work of other vaults are seen: "Edgar Frankenstein. MONTAGE A) Spencer delivers a coffin and supplies to the COURTYARD.. CLOSE ON cover stone. at waist height.
JASON Daddy. Patrolmen leave. bishop and attendant follow.Matthew 3:17" J) Victor stands alone in the CRYPT. Victor hands a note to Spencer. E) A small gathering. read to me.
Jason larger. VICTOR What? JASON No meat. VICTOR Again? Let me see how your doing. Victor works at desk. wants vegetables? JASON The meat upsets my stomach. Victor exams Jason. then I’ll get you some more food. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .VICTOR’S LAB .DAY The LAB organized. VICTOR How about soup? JASON No meat.32. VICTOR (CONT’D) Its only been three weeks. JASON I’m really hungry. taller.
END MONTAGE SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. just vegetables. Zarya close to Jason. clean. VICTOR (sarcastically) My son. I can’t believe how quickly you’re healing.
. Jason Frankenstein. Jason awakens. JASON Daddy? VICTOR Awake again? JASON I’m hungry.
please.. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. JONATHAN Quiet fool. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT. JONATHAN All right then. JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble. I’ll take the fawn.
.no rabbit..no bear..nothing. eating. On my mark. At the edge Jonathan. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. sir. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle. not a mother and her fawn. BEVAL Yes. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers.
VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head.33. 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. casts his eyes downward. FOREST .. raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today.. deer.. You two take down the doe.
The fawn falls.VICTOR’S LAB . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Some patches. The men draw their bows. Zarya eats scraps Jason drops. VICTOR You’ve done nothing but eat the past month.
JONATHAN (CONT’D) One. bread.34. JONATHAN You missed again Beval! I’ll have to track her down. Two cries of pain. bandages removed.NIGHT Jason eats vegetables. BEVAL A mother and her child. Sounds of hoofs approaching. You two take care of the fawn.this isn’t good. The doe runs. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Three! The men fire. Beval upset. Jonathan runs back into the woods. JASON (noticeably deeper voice) Any more? Victor looks up from the microscope.. smiles. The men take aim. What do you say we try to get you into your own bed?
. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Two. whistles. Jonathan rides past Carsen and Beval. INT. wounded.. JONATHAN Get moving you idiots! Carsen and Beval slowly walk to the fallen fawn. Victor works at a microscope.
Jason has grown considerably.stuck.CONTINUOUS Victor and Jason come down the last stair between the second and third floor. Jason’s right arm and both legs are in splints. Jason grimaces.SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY . mechanical..35. VICTOR (CONT’D) My.walk carefully. really bad. Items fall off tables... INT. VICTOR (CONT’D) Let’s go. groans in pain as he moves. VICTOR Not much further. Some of them seem. VICTOR Well. you’ve grown quite a bit. crash to the floor.
. JASON When will all the patches come off? VICTOR They should have already come off. until I find out what the problem is. Jason looks depressed. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason’s walk is slow. Victor and Jason bang into tables and chairs along the hallway. son. Victor helps Jason to the edge of the table. eases Jason’s feet to the floor. Victor reaches for the lantern on the desk.
JASON Okay! Victor helps swing Jason’s legs to the side of the table. son.. Jason frequently loses his balance. The last thing we want is an infection. they itch. well. JASON The patches. supports Jason under his left arm. please try not to scratch them.
Aside from the color of your skin. Muffled bumps. Jason’s skin underneath is black. JASON (CONT’D) (apologetic) It itches. Victor grabs a magnifying glass. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON (nervous) Daddy? Jason holds out his hand. which is covered in black powder. WAGON DRIVER Haunted they say. Let me take a look at the patch. Swirling.
EXT. I don’t want to deal with no ghosts. Splints on Jason’s right arm and both legs. Victor removes bandages.CONTINUOUS Two travelers in a wagon ride past FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. pillows support his back and neck. INT. WAGON PASSENGER Let’s get out of here. moans and crashes. VICTOR Nothing to worry about son. examines the black powder. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Course black powder falls off. you’re almost completely healed. The driver snaps the reins. Victor wipes away more of the black moss patch.36. Victor examines Jason’s face and head.
. VICTOR I’ve never seen anything like it. Victor looks into his medical bag. Jason sits in bed. the cart moves forward. Shifting lights seen through the mists. The wagon pauses. Jason’s body is a patchwork of green and brown skin. red and yellow leaves. with black moss patches. Jason scratches the black moss patch on his face.DAY Heavy winds.JASON’S BEDROOM .
VICTOR Does it hurt? JASON No. son. runs his left hand over his head. JASON Can I eat first. let’s see how these bones are healing. JASON And the bad news? VICTOR The skin under these patches has also changed color. I promised. examines the top of Jason’s head. VICTOR Yes. I’ll find a way to fix this. JASON What is it? VICTOR The good news is. JASON But. Also.. Your hair is growing back! Jason smiles. I’m hungry. JASON I can feel it! VICTOR Now. I have good news and bad news. right? You promised. Jason looks at his chest. VICTOR Well.37..you’re going to fix it. we can rub off what’s left of the moss patches. arms and legs. one more piece of good news. then back to Victor.
. It just itches! Victor gently removes more of the black moss patch.
no problem. VICTOR Alright. cloth.
VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry. Victor hands Spencer a small note. Victor turns to leave. EXT. Daddy. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor. Let me see what I can find. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle?
. leather. more vegetables. This is what I’ll need next week. sir. VICTOR We have plenty of those too.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. Next week then. we have plenty of water. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. Spencer reads it. VICTOR Of course..38. VICTOR Thank you. smiles. I’m really hungry.COURTYARD . JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. near the STABLE. cloth. SPENCER Vegetables. Snow on ground. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . if possible. sir. Spencer. please. SPENCER That will do it for this week. JASON Some water too. nods. Vegetables..
Victor looks towards the drawbridge.39. Spencer leaves. black.. adult voice) Daddy? Jason peeks his head around the corner of the STABLE. Jason’s hair very short. wagging her tail. SPENCER Good thing you don’t ask for much meat anymore.. Jason dressed in poor fitting. thank you. VICTOR You’re growing like a weed.S. JASON Come on. VICTOR Jason. Does anyone know what the problem is? SPENCER No. Spencer. VICTOR Well. it’s becoming very hard to come by. Spencer climbs onto his wagon. No one’s around. It’s amazing.
VICTOR I’m sure. sir. Daddy! I came out to help. Some say the woods round the castle are haunted. JASON Let’s measure! Measure me!
. Victor watches the cart pass through the mist over the drawbridge.) (very deep. VICTOR These woods have always been filled with game. turns back toward Jason. Zarya arrives. poorly sewn. what are you doing out here? If someone should see you. clothes. thank you again. Jason taller than Victor. VICTOR What do you want girl? JASON (O.
KITCHEN . running his hand through his hair. JASON Daaaaaddyyyyy! B) Jason looks at his image closely in a mirror. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . SERIES OF SHOTS A) Jason wakes up. JASON Measure me.40. Victor prepares a meal.
. No change. Victor washes off a paste from Jason’s arm. Daddy! Measure me! Jason stands in doorway. Jason and Victor depressed. Jason turns to see. Victor applies a paste to Jason’s arm. I need to sew you some new clothes. Victor uses knife to mark the wood at Jason’s height. JASON What are you doing? VICTOR I’m baking a special cake. which tears as he puts his arm into a sleeve. END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. but help me with the supplies first. smiles broadly. proudly. son. Jason enters. wraps Jason’s arm. JASON I’m tall! E) Jason sits in the LAB. Victor steps down. Jason much taller than Victor. C) Jason sits on a chair in Victor’s lab. tries to put on a patchwork shirt.DAY Victor cooks. Jason smiles. Victor steps on footstool to measure Jason.
VICTOR Okay. D) Jason enters KITCHEN.
JASON You’re baking a birthday cake! VICTOR What makes you think that? JASON Well. VICTOR Are you finished. Jason smiles. Jason sit at a large table.it’s my birthday! VICTOR Then it must be a birthday cake! JASON What flavor is it? VICTOR I’m trying something new. JASON . Fine china. silverware. JASON Carrot cake! Sounds delicious! VICTOR I hope you’ll like it. Daddy. you never make a cake unless it is someone’s birthday and.DINING ROOM . no ointments. son?
. JASON Thanks. your first birthday present today will be no lab work. get out of here and go set up the dining room. leaves. just for you. By the way... FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . no experiments. proud..41. Jason stands tall. INT. VICTOR Now.. I found a recipe for something called carrot cake.
. Jason closes his eyes. VICTOR I’ll take care of the plates. Victor leaves. Jason hastily unwraps the gift. sets the cake down in front of Jason.42. son. Victor enters.one wish at a time. lit candles. Four leather-bound books. sets down one cloth-wrapped bundle. JASON I wish I could leave the castle again.. VICTOR (O. VICTOR (softly) One wish at a time. leaves. Victor points to the wrapped bundle. son.S.) Close your eyes now. Now.
JASON Yes. VICTOR You can open your eyes now. Jason closes his eyes. Victor looks sad. Victor grabs the plates.and live happily ever after. thinks. JASON Books! Thank you!
. smiles. VICTOR (CONT’D) Time to open your present. lots of frosting. with a bow on top. opens them again. Jason blows out the candles. make a wish. Victor enters. small. Jason opens his eyes. JASON Lots of frosting? VICTOR Yes.. carries a cake with fourteen..
. Victor enters. and then we need to run some tests. Two birds land on parapet nearby. VICTOR These. The birds fly off. you’re old enough to read these on your own.DAY Jason basks in the morning sun.. smiles. yawns. Jason stretches. JASON I’m not really hungry. VICTOR Are you feeling okay? JASON I feel great! VICTOR When was the last time you ate a full meal? Jason shrugs. one bird flies next to Jason. VICTOR Very well. should keep you busy.. I’ll eat later. JASON Deal! EXT.but it’s my birthday! Pleeeeease! Victor sighs. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . VICTOR There you are! It’s time for breakfast. The access door to the roof rattles. JASON I know.43. but only after we have some cake. along with the others in the library. JASON Read me one! Tonight! VICTOR Jason. opens.ROOF BATTLEMENTS .
VICTOR’S LAB . Victor dabs the wet cotton ball on Jason’s forearm.I think. VICTOR (CONT’D) I have a solution that is being used to remove the color from cloth. INT. Zarya follows. Victor wets a cotton ball with the white liquid. JASON Wow! Will it work on me? VICTOR That’s what we’re about to find out. follow Jason. Daddy. VICTOR Alright.. Victor applies a small drop to the cloth.. Victor takes out a piece of brown cloth and a bottle containing white liquid. VICTOR Jason.
JASON Yesterday. JASON Okay. JASON It smells funny. Watch this. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .44. Animals in their cages stop their activities to watch. It’s a solution of lye and sour milk. Jason sits down. The cloth turns white where the drop lands. We’ll try just a small spot on your arm.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. come here. I want to try something new. VICTOR It should. JASON Ow! It hurts! It hurts! Get it off!
. sighs. Come see me in the lab.
looks confused.45. VICTOR You’ve been burned. shouts. searches for a book.
. JASON I have no idea. An audible. leaves. turns back to Jason. examines Jason’s forearm. Zarya follows. will you refill the water bucket? JASON Sure. Victor goes to the bookshelf. How? JASON It doesn’t hurt anymore. The glow subsides. VICTOR Go down to the well and fill the bucket there. long sigh from Jason. JASON (O. Jason’s forearm glows green/white. wipes Jason’s forearm. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s completely healed. Jason grabs the bucket.S. Victor creates a paste. Victor examines Jason’s forearm. Victor thinks. Let me get some medicine on that. VICTOR (CONT’D) It’s gone! Victor grabs a magnifying glass. in thought. Victor sits back.) Daddy! The pipe is clogged again! Victor turns. VICTOR Jason. Victor grabs a cloth. VICTOR What was that light? Jason shrugs.
Jason retrieves the bucket. Jason lunges.VICTOR’S LAB . Zarya enter. INT. The lantern illuminates a metal ladder. sir.CONTINUOUS Jason. places the lantern on the stone ledge of the well. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .WELL ROOM .46. Victor pulls back.CONTINUOUS Jason. I need to try something different. VICTOR Jason. Zarya enter.
JASON Yes. Jason opens the well covers. JASON Here’s the water. have a seat. the finger tip glows green/white. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . lowers the bucket with the rope. As the quill touches the finger tip. JASON What’s that? INT. Give me your finger. Jason extends a finger. Jason carries lantern and water bucket. JASON How much do you need? VICTOR Just a drop or two. I need to draw some blood.
. Victor grabs a sharpened quill. catches the lantern. surprised. JASON Why? VICTOR Ointments and lotions are not working. Victor turns back to the book shelf. accidentally knocks the lantern into the well. Jason sits hesitantly.
What’s it for? VICTOR Oh. we snuck down there and decided to have a look. the finger tip glows softly. He would have whipped us for sure. JASON In the well. VICTOR Let me get that blood... Of course. your grandfather. Victor brings quill to touch Jason’s finger tip. Victor puts slide onto microscope..it goes nowhere. The blood is dark green. that. Victor pricks Jason’s finger tip.
VICTOR What the. Lucky your grandfather never found out what we did. JASON What did you find? VICTOR Nothing. hand and forearm. but we found the tunnel blocked by a huge boulder.there’s that light again.
. JASON And it goes nowhere? VICTOR Well. told Edgar and I to stay away from the ladder and the tunnel. in no uncertain terms. I saw a ladder going down. It was a dead-end. A brief glow from the spots touched. JASON The tunnel goes nowhere? VICTOR I’m sure at one time it lead somewhere.47. The ladder leads to an underground waterfall and a old tunnel. being boys. Your uncle and I found that ladder when we were kids. Two drops of blood fall onto a circular glass slide. Your grandfather told us it was an old escape tunnel.
VICTOR Everyone in the town thinks you died. Bigger I find people try to VICTOR isn’t the point.
JASON Does it really matter how I look?
. VICTOR You can’t!.. You don’t remember what happened to you and the Magistrate doesn’t think it was an accident. JASON But I’m bigger now. Jason stops at the doorway. Jason gets up. VICTOR (concern in his voice) Yes. son. son? JASON Why can’t I leave the castle? Victor turns to Jason. but. I can protect myself. I’ll be busy for a while. JASON Can I go now? VICTOR Sure. slides lenses in and out. JASON I know.48.I mean... looks up from the microscope. JASON Daddy? Victor a look of deep concern. does not turn toward Jason. we’ve discussed this before.
Victor examines the blood. Until a cure for the way you look won’t accept you. Zarya follows.. They may hurt you.
looks down... I’ll explain that it took a long time for you to heal.. "The blood is not human. sad) Okay. places his elbows on his knees. VICTOR Unfortunately. Jason.WELL ROOM . I’m going to go exploring. yes. Zarya enter. Victor uses microscope. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .I’ll go read. Victor asleep at the desk. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . CLOSE ON the last written entry.okay? JASON (eyes down. his sleep restless. whines softly..but Jason.
. Victor writes in a journal. You better stay here.. I will ask his help to explain to the town that you’re still alive. Zarya enter.CONTINUOUS Jason.VICTOR’S LAB .DAY Jason. CLOSE ON journal. it shouldn’t be a problem. moves several lenses. JASON (whispers) You work too hard. INT. The Magistrate owes me a favor.or something. Jason moves items out of the reach of Victor’s arms.. I promise you. Jason lifts the well covers.49. Zarya looks at Jason. Zarya leave.. 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 picks up items from the floor. Zarya follows.. Jason leaves. The only light comes from the lantern Jason carries. JASON (to Zarya) This doesn’t look very safe. hands to his forehead." SLOW DISSOLVE TO: INT. Victor sighs. once we get rid of the staining on your skin.
JASON I’ll be right back. of stone against stone. scratches the well. Jason notices his glow. Jason rubs his together. climbs up. lays down. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Jason’s foot slips. Zarya sighs. climbs into the well. darkness. A waterfall pours into the well.CONTINUOUS Jason carefully walks through the crudely carved tunnel. The boulder moves. JASON Adventure time! Jason heads into the tunnel. Jason’s glow fades. near the waterfall is a small stone platform. okay? Zarya sits down. An audible click. rope fill the niches. knives. torches. Jason. holds the lantern. Jason torch hands Sound away. Jason backs the boulder slides back into place. A tunnel leads into the darkness. Jason places into wall sconce. A splash of water. Jason grabs torch and tinder box. A very large.50. Jason loses his grip. climbs down. raises her paw. slips. tinder boxes.WELL . Jason reaches the end. Lanterns. looks sad. JASON Wooooowwwww! Several nooks carved into the tunnel wall. lights torch. JASON Yes!
. pushes the boulder. round boulder completely blocks the tunnel. Jason’s glow illuminates the scene. just like Daddy said. It does not move. Jason glows green/white. INT.CONTINUOUS Jason climbs down. uses both his hands to push the boulder. TUNNEL . Jason smiles. Jason swims to the platform. just at water level. Sounds of rushing water. JASON Blocked. A metal sconce on wall nearby. INT. Jason gasps for air as he surfaces. swords. The light fades. falls.
A blaze starts. Jason tosses pelt away. Two black-fletched arrows protrude from the side of the deer. Hooded cloaks. A large cave filled with stacks of animal pelts. Jason grabs bear pelt. Jason’s breath becomes labored.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV A gravely wounded deer staggers onto the path. rushes out cave entrance. bows and black-fletched arrows in far corner.CONTINUOUS Tunnel twists. turns. EXT. reveals wider tunnel behind. tries to put out fire. RETURN TO SCENE INT. FOCUS ON the deer pelts. torch in front of him. Jason walks forward. another stack of pelts catch fire.CONTINUOUS Jason breathes heavily. POACHER’S CAVE . INT. trips. two more arrows are shot into the deer. Bear pelt catches fire. Jason passes a stack of deer pelts. Light ahead. JASON The poachers. killing it. Fires spread. Jason panics. cooking utensils and two small fires. Jason coughs.
. Jason peeks around the corner. In b. boulder rotates back into place. The deer staggers.g. knocks a pelt frame into fire. Torch falls from Jason’s hand. Jason glows. looks frightened. Jason stumbles.51. drying in front of fires. Back of cave blocked by flame. sets stack of pelts afire. Jason grabs torch. FOREST . An audible click.
Jason pushes boulder. Jason cautiously moves into the cave. POACHER’S CAVE . looks at them. Animal hides stretched on frames. it rotates out of the way.
. JASON No. A demonic laugh. toward the woods..
EXT. Jason runs. Jason runs. talons for hands. glows softly..stay away. a human torso and head. chases Jason. EXT. Someone help me! The creature leaps. Several animals.. deer and rabbit stop.poachers. The creature laughs.CONTINUOUS Jason enters.CONTINUOUS Cave entrance well hidden behind outcropping of rock and thicket of bushes. Jason rests against large boulder. prior to his transformation.
.52. fiery hooves. From the fiery mists emerges a immense. POACHER’S CAVE . JASON Poachers. toward Jason.. with a bear’s body. Jason backs away. Smoke pours out cave entrance. Skunk follows. Jason grabs a stone. pauses.CONTINUOUS Jason wakes up breathing heavily. Jason starts to throw again. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE: EXT. through a field of dark mist and flashes of fire. gasps for breath. deer and rabbit follow. runs. LAKE SIDE . nearby. watch.. hesitates. JASON Poachers.. Sun high in sky. Skunk moves forward. Jason stands up.. sleeps.good skunk. drops the stone. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE TO DARKNESS: EXT. Ducks in lake. Jason screams. including a skunk. Skunk. glowing fiery eyes. creature resembling a centaur. Jason looks around. no. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason. LAKE SIDE . starts to throw at ducks. suns himself. Skunk walks past deer and rabbit.
) (muffled. stops. notches a black-fletched arrow.CONTINUOUS Beval walks slowly. Beval slowly withdraws his hand from the bow. Skunk pivots. Movement is heard. Beval looks around. BEVAL Don’t do it. Beval reaches for his bow on ground nearby.CONTINUOUS Jason walks quickly. readies his bow. Dirt. BEVAL No! The skunk kicks at the ground with its hind legs.S.. Vision clears. Skunk. sees Jason’s back running away. standing over his bow. stares at him. skunk stare at each other. listening. Jason gone. stalking. bow and arrow scatter. Beval knocked into air. Jason crashes into Beval. Sounds of running. Skunk cocks its head. Beval hides. Skunk runs away. Jason pauses. FOREST . distant) Go away. Jason runs. in pain.53. Jason dodges behind a tree. JASON (O. gasps. leaves fly at Beval. Jason looks at skunk..
EXT. sprays Beval.
. Beval stands up. JASON Oh no. BEVAL’S POV Vision fuzzy. Beval peeks out. looks back. peeks around the tree. JASON Why are you following me? EXT. Beval coughs. sees nothing. The skunk runs after Jason.shoo! Movement gets closer. Heavy footsteps. at Beval. lands heavily. chitters. BACK TO SCENE Beval. Beval stunned. FOREST .
JASON (dejected) Sure thing. there you are. okay? Jason smiles half-heartedly. I’ve got a new ointment I want to try.
BEVAL This is. Victor enters.LATER Sun begins to set. son. followed by Zarya. Story later.
. VICTOR We’ll see.) Oh. not really. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Let’s get some dinner. Let’s get started on dinner.KITCHEN . into the mists.S. Food first. then we can talk about it tonight. VICTOR (CONT’D) I’ve been looking for you. VICTOR It will be okay. Daddy. JASON As long as you read to me afterward. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sneaks across the drawbridge.. VICTOR (O..54.NIGHT Jason enters. eats hungrily. A story with a happy ending. Jason looks around cautiously. VICTOR Something wrong? JASON No.not good. Jason grabs several vegetables. EXT.
right away. Can’t this wait? CARSEN No. we need to talk. Jonathan. TOWN STABLE . JONATHAN (CONT’D) (to Carsen) What is it? CARSEN You need to speak to Beval. JONATHAN (indicting the woman) I’m busy.
INT. it can’t. CARSEN Jonathan. JONATHAN (CONT’D) This better be important! INT. JONATHAN Fine! Jonathan turns to the woman. TOWN TAVERN . Beval stands up. drinking with a woman. JONATHAN (to the woman) If you’ll excuse me a second. turns. Jonathan catches his breath. stands close to Carsen.CONTINUOUS Door opens. JONATHAN (CONT’D) Some other time perhaps. Jonathan finishes his drink. Carsen enter. looks around.NIGHT Carsen enters. Jonathan growls in frustration. Jonathan talking to. approaches Jonathan.
. waves his hands in front of him. Jonathan. Jonathan sets down his drink.55.
JONATHAN What are you talking about? BEVAL A monster.. JONATHAN (to Beval) Well? What’s so important? BEVAL I saw it. JONATHAN (angry) You brought me here for this? CARSEN No.claws. It attacked me. JONATHAN It? What is it? Are you drunk? BEVAL No. At least eight feet tall! Jonathan pauses... Jonathan. The monster appeared out of nowhere.
..I was lucky to get away. sir.. Huge... sir. JONATHAN Phew! What’s that smell? CARSEN It’s Beval.fast.. Glowing red eyes. JONATHAN What did it look like? BEVAL Green.. sir. JONATHAN What? And it smelled liked this? BEVAL No.56.I’m not drunk.. it ran on two feet.. Listen to Beval.the one that’s been scaring off the animals.brown. This was from a skunk. I saw it..
looks around. sir. Time to head home. BEVAL (CONT’D) (pointing as he speaks) I was on my way to the cave. I might as well spend some time with the wife and kid. Carsen dismounts. Ground fog. Beval rides ahead. Jonathan takes a deep breath. CARSEN Tomorrow morning then. We can’t do anything tonight.DAY Jonathan. Carsen searches. the creature came out of nowhere.
. dismounts. JONATHAN Tell us what happened. This monster has affected our hunting for over two years now. EXT. so we’ll hunt it down. Jonathan and Carsen leave. Carsen. sir. Beval. And do it standing down wind.CONTINUOUS The stable door swings closed. I thought you were supposed to clean yourself up? Beval moves away from Jonathan. Everything will be ready. Jonathan and Carsen ride up. EXT. Beval ride on horseback in early morning. JONATHAN Yes. JONATHAN All right. I probably have Beval’s stink all over these clothes. Maybe we’ll get a reward when we drag its carcass to town. FOREST . BEVAL This is the spot.57. Get yourself cleaned up and have the horses ready for first light tomorrow. Jonathan and Carsen walk off in separate directions. TOWN STABLE . BEVAL Yes.
let’s head to the cave. We’ve been smelling him all morning. CARSEN Jonathan.58.LATER Jonathan. Jonathan leaves cave. grabs Beval by the collar. JONATHAN (O. Carbon soot blackens cave entrance. Jonathan stands in the saddle. He attacked me then fled to the south. looks around. EXT. We need to get ready for our delivery. JONATHAN (CONT’D) (screaming) What did you do? How did you let this happen? Carsen tries to separate Jonathan and Beval. POACHER’S CAVE .S. but couldn’t see him. I can’t find anything around here. from the north. CARSEN Jonathan. walk through bushes. Carsen and Beval on horseback approach the POACHER’S CAVE. The men dismount. Carsen looks around. Jonathan rushes into cave. there.) It’s ruined! Carsen and Beval approach cave entrance. it smells like smoke. CARSEN Do you smell that? JONATHAN Yes.
BEVAL (CONT’D) there. JONATHAN Alright. Carsen sniffs the air. yells in anger. stop!
. that’s Beval. I heard him. not with this fog. CARSEN No.
Sounds of horses panicking. A low. points down. scans forest. The horses are nervous. walks away.59. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way.
BEVAL (frightened) I didn’t do anything! I never made it back here yesterday! JONATHAN Ruined! At least half of everything we worked for is gone. Jonathan. bow drawn. Sounds of movement. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. Beval and Carsen restrain horses.. The men look at each other. CARSEN Beval was right.that’s one big monster. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. CARSEN I know.. Fleeting shapes. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. looks down. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. guttural growl resonates. moving restlessly. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. CARSEN There’s more than one of them!
The horses calm down. JONATHAN It’s getting late. on foot. what’s the Major going to say? JONATHAN (angry) I’ll worry about my brother! You worry about what we can salvage! Jonathan angry. Beval nervously looks around. Movement heard. secure the horses then go help Carsen. BEVAL If there’s more than one. JONATHAN (CONT’D) I’ll post guard. Jonathan fires an arrow.60. JONATHAN Well. We’ll take care of the goods and the horses.. but are still nervous. Beval. your monster seems to have run off again.LATER Carsen and Beval tie pelts and bundles into the horses.
BEVAL What will we do? A low guttural growl. sir! BEVAL Yes. CARSEN Jonathan.
. Carsen.. sir! EXT. JONATHAN Then there will be more than one reward when we kill them. get to the cave. Beval. POACHER’S CAVE . We hunt again tomorrow. CARSEN Yes. fleeting shapes move away.
looks around in the early morning sun. JONATHAN What? What are you getting at? CARSEN It’s a shoe print.61. tail wagging. I just realized something. Carsen looks concerned. You’ll get me in trouble! Zarya sits down. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .it’s not a footprint at all. CARSEN (CONT’D) What type of monster wears a shoe? EXT. Carsen? CARSEN The footprint. so we go on foot. Jason turns. JONATHAN (impatiently) What is it.DAY Jason peeks out from the mists over the drawbridge. Jonathan looks confused. We can’t kill these things and control the horses at the same time.
. Zarya whines. raises her paw. Zarya stands at the foot of the drawbridge. looks sad. Jonathan and Beval mount.. CARSEN Jonathan? JONATHAN Yes? CARSEN I’ve been looking at the footprint.. JASON (whispering) No! Stay! You can’t come Zarya. BEVAL Why on foot? JONATHAN The horses got spooked and panicked.
Zarya peeks out from mists. Sound of paws on drawbridge. MIST/FOG OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: EXT. The animals lay down. The forest comes alive as Jason passes. FOREST . Echoing laughter. human torso and head. peeks out. Zarya. tail wagging. sneaks into the forest. with a bear’s body. fiery eyes.CONTINUOUS Jason enters. Jason sits behind large boulder. scratches Zarya behind her ears. EXT. kindly) You’re a bad girl. "DREAM WORLD OF FIRE AND MISTS" (DREAM) Jason stands amidst mists. fire. Zarya. Jason pets Zarya. LAKE SIDE . JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Now stay! Jason gets up. birds follow Jason as he moves.
.62. Zarya gets up. Large creature resembling a centaur. sleeps. JASON (whispering) Stay! Jason sneaks along drawbridge sidewall. Forest animals approach Jason as he sleeps. looks around. Zarya enters. sprints after Jason. JASON (softly. circles Jason. talons for hands and glowing. Jason looks around. Jason smiles. fiery hooves. lays next to Jason. eyes focused on Jason. JASON (whispering) Bad girl! Get back! Zarya backs up into the shifting mists. tail wagging. animals look up and follow him with their eyes.CONTINUOUS As Jason walks past. EXT. fog. Squirrels. peeks around edge. Zarya crawls to end of drawbridge. looks over drawbridge sidewall.
unattached laughter. The creature circles. tail wagging. JASON (defiant) Tell them what? The creature circles. Jason’s sleep is restless. Creature looks like a centaur. The creature circles. Unattached laughter. echoing. CREATURE Tell them. looks at Deirdre.
. Zarya grabs ball. DEIRDRE Hey! That’s our ball! Zarya runs. tell them who sent you. boy. Creature now a horse and rider. Stallion’s front hooves come down with a crash. Deirdre jumps out of the way as Zarya splashes into water. Stallion raises up. Deirdre stops at waterline. echoing. Ball is thrown. unattached laughter. flails front hooves. echoing) Tell them.63. Sounds of children at play. Distant. playing catch. listens. Silence. unattached laughter. Zarya stands up. echoing. Its eyes and hands are now human. Zarya bolts after ball. walks to the side of the boulder. Distant.CONTINUOUS Deirdre and three young children enter. bounces into water. Birds fly off. ball in mouth. JONATHAN When you get to hell. running. Its body now that of a horse. peeks around.
CREATURE (distant. Distant. Horse and rider transform into shadowy image of Jonathan atop his stallion. LAKE SIDE . Zarya raises her head. forest animals scatter. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE INTO DARKNESS: EXT. behind the boulder.
JASON (O. The younger children scream. DEIRDRE Hey! Give us our ball! JASON (O.. toward Deirdre.. blurs.. ten feet away from Deirdre.) Deirdre? Are you okay? EXT. Zarya sits beside Jason.) Umm.. ball in hand. blocks the sun. Jason walks around boulder. A rabbit in Jason’s lap. Darkness. LAKE SIDE .sorry. CHILD #1 Monster! Help! CHILD #2 Monster! CHILD #3 Mooommmyyyyyy! Jason looks around behind himself.LATER Deirdre’s vision goes from black to gray. Deirdre faints... JASON Monster?. falls backwards. holds ball out in front of him. sun behind him. Jason sits. children approach boulder. Fear on faces of children.Where? Deirdre struggles to breathe. Jason’s shadow covers Deirdre.I’ve got your ball. Jason walks up to Deirdre. legs crossed.sure. JASON (O. Jason stands.. pets rabbit. then into focus. Jason extends his arm. takes a step back. trips. to blurry..S.64.S... JASON Umm. Gray. deer nearby. girl? Deirdre.S. chest and head above boulder’s top. flee. Deirdre petrified.Where’d you get this. details grow shadowy and fuzzy.) (sleepy) Huh?. Jason towers over Deirdre. Jason looks at deer. Deirdre’s vision wavers.
DEIRDRE Kill you? Why? How? Jason pauses. DEIRDRE That’s not possible. Deer moves away from Deirdre. JASON (softly) I don’t remember much. kindly. Jason. to deer) Shhhh. he saved me. DEIRDRE You won’t hurt me either. rabbit sits up nervously. The deer takes a step forward. My father’s a doctor. it’s okay. Deirdre frightened. Jason reaches his hand out. Why would I do that? DEIRDRE How do you know my name? JASON It’s me. Jason gently pets the deer. Jason Frankenstein died last year. Jason Frankenstein. JASON That was my father’s idea. right? Jason looks at Deirdre. I won’t hurt you. pulls his hand back from the deer. Deirdre. looks anguished. but it has something to do with the poachers
. JASON (smiling) Of course not. He said someone tried to kill me.65. DEIRDRE There was a funeral. a look of wonder on her face. so until I got better it was best to have people think I was dead. licks Jason’s fingers. JASON (softly. JASON I’m not dead. Deirdre sits.
DEIRDRE You look different. DEIRDRE Sorry. I remember someone chasing me on a horse... Jason lifts his arms..I may have seen them. pets the rabbit. The animals seem to like me.and the horse hurting me. I have no one to talk to. I need to be sure you’re really you.. They’ll come back later. DEIRDRE That’s terrible! Jason looks downward. Rabbit and deer flee. JASON My Dad says he’ll find a way to fix this. I didn’t mean to scare them. Jason. JASON Really? You mean it? DEIRDRE Of course! However. looks at his arms and hands. Except for Zarya. DEIRDRE I’m still your friend.but I’m glad they do. Deirdre gets to her feet. head down. pets Zarya.66. JASON It’s okay. they’re my only friends. Jason raises his head.
. DEIRDRE Why is that? JASON I don’t know. smiling broadly. laughing. Make me look normal again...
JASON on our lands. Awkward silence.
I understand.. DEIRDRE Okay. Jason gets up to his knees.not until I look normal again. JASON A picnic! You asked me to bring a picnic. smiles. Please promise... Deirdre jumps.. what would I do with them? Jason thinks.
JASON How? DEIRDRE When we last met. DEIRDRE And. DEIRDRE I promise. what did you bring? Jason thinks. DEIRDRE It is you! You scared me.
.if I had a bunch of flowers. I can’t wait to tell the town your alive! JASON No! Don’t!. JASON Thank you.. I promise. DEIRDRE Okay. JASON You’d pick the pretty ones and toss them into the water.. Soft green/white glow on Jason’s cheeks. gives Jason a hug.Please. would you throw me into the water? JASON No way! You’d push me into the water if I did.67. It’s really important.
DEIRDRE Why.. William stands nearby. Looks like he was right. Three children sit in chairs in front of the Magistrate’s desk. I could read you a story. But no little kids. JASON I really liked being able to talk to someone again. let’s go over this again. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Now. Would like that? Deirdre smiles.thank you.NIGHT The Magistrate sits behind his desk.
JASON Would you like to meet here tomorrow? DEIRDRE Sure.. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . stands up. How nice of you. parents of each child stand behind the chairs. You saw how they acted. DEIRDRE As long as the fairy tales have happy endings. I would like that very much.68. I promise. Mr. JASON (CONT’D) I could bring a book.
. JASON That’s how my father said people would react if they saw me. INT. I’ll bring a book of fairy tales. Frankenstein. JASON Okay. Deirdre grabs the ball. Awkward silence.
Well.. and twelve feet tall. END SERIES OF SHOTS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the children) I see. Everything will be alright.. However. Magistrate Aldred stands. MAGISTRATE ALDRED I suspect your right.69.and it stole our ball. Then it yelled at us and tried to eat us. we have to keep the fine citizens
. you were very brave to come here and tell me what you saw. The parents usher children from office. B) Child #2 CHILD #2 It was brown with black stripes. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. WILLIAM It was probably just a bear... MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to the parents) I will look into this matter and add additional patrols in the forest. It had big fangs and glowing eyes. and it chased us all the way home. Hopefully. we will find what your children saw before anyone gets hurt. C) Child #3 CHILD #3 It was really big. with black fur and big wings.
SERIES OF SHOTS A) Child #1 CHILD #1 It was green and brown and ten feet tall with huge claws.and it grabbed our ball and ate it.
chews. then raises her right paw.S.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED happy.DAY Jason looks for a book. reaches into his pocket. JASON (CONT’D) This one it is. Ask if they have seen or heard anything unusual. sir. finds. In the distance. Stag and doe follow Jason. INT. looks sad. Jason selects two books. Zarya. Jason looks in his left hand. Zarya scratches door. faces Zarya. Jason sneaks out. Carsen and Beval kneel in shadows. Jason returns the other book to the shelf. whines. Jonathan. whines. WILLIAM Yes.DAY Morning fog. scratches door. Zarya runs over to the door. closes door behind him. book in hand. looks at Jason.
.70.) Sorry girl. Talk to people whose homes are in the outlaying areas. Jason walks. pulls out a piece of food. You stay here. Zarya bolts after the food. EXT. I’ll see to it. no dogs today. JASON (O. so we’ll double the regular patrols in the eastern forest for the next week. holds one in each hand. You get a treat! Jason raises food high and tosses it into a corner. Zarya follows Jason. JASON (CONT’D) Good girl. Zarya. FOREST . JASON Okay.LIBRARY . which one should I take? Zarya sits. shallows it. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
Jonathan draws his bow. falls to the ground. Jason flees into woods. All three men slowly raise up. tries to turn. JASON It’s them! The poachers! Jason softly glows green/white. Jason drops the book. grabs arrow. raise their ears. Carsen and Beval rush from their cover. reaches for his shoulder. Jason turns as stag falls. A black-fletched arrow hits Jason in the right shoulder. Stag calls out in pain. screams in pain. Doe flees as an arrow misses it. A black-fletched arrow hits stag in shoulder. Stag cries out. BEVAL (shouting) It’s the monster! CARSEN Where did it come from? JONATHAN (angry) It’s after our kill! Jonathan draws his bow.71. Jason dodges behind a tree. stag and doe come into view. Jonathan. Jason tries to pull out arrow. Stag flees. In a break in the trees. shoulder glows green/white. kneels. JONATHAN (softly) The stag’s mine! Carsen the doe! Stag and doe pause. Jason rushes to stag’s side.
CARSEN (whispering) I hear something. Jason jerks back. look around. The three men aim at Jason. He reflexively yanks arrow out from stag. Three black-fletched arrows hit the tree. tries to get up. The three men cautiously move forward.
CARSEN I found something. I think it may be her birthday soon. but the underbrush is thick. we’ll never track it. BEVAL What’s a monster doing with a book? Jonathan puts the book in his pouch. you see. JONATHAN There. JONATHAN We’ll ask it when we kill it. Jonathan looks at it curiously. Carsen and Beval cautiously approach tree behind which Jason was hiding. Carsen hands a book to Jonathan.72. I doubt it belonged to the deer. it will make a nice gift for my daughter. JONATHAN Where did it go? BEVAL It just vanished! Beval nervously looks around. BEVAL I found a print. just for her!
EXT. Beval and Carsen search. Besides. JONATHAN Check for tracks. CARSEN (CONT’D) I found that book over where we shot the deer and the monster. They find nothing. CARSEN Her birthday was last week. FOREST .CONTINUOUS Jonathan. Daddy got her a special present.
falls. Horse flees. JASON (O. Kirby. shaking in fear. ground becomes uneven. Kirby. JASON Leave me alone! Jason runs. on his knees. Jason stumbles onto a forest path. Arrow from stag falls.S.73. he vanishes into the shadows. clumsily draws his sword. Kirby falls.CONTINUOUS RETURN TO SCENE JASON (screaming) Noooo! Jason glows green/white. rears up on its hind legs. right in front of a patrolman (Kirby) on horseback. FOREST . looks up at Jason. Jonathan. A horse. slaps Carsen on the back. Horse panics. Glow fades. The horse flails its front legs. I know. EXT.CONTINUOUS Jason runs. silhouetted in the setting sun.
. stunned. One of a kind. flails its front legs in the air. EXT. falls.
CARSEN You’re a real prince.) (in pain) Noooo! OVERLAP CUT TO: EXT. trips. Arrow in Jason’s shoulder dislodges. FOREST . rears up on its hind legs. FOREST . holds it with both hands. JONATHAN I know. takes an awkward step backward. Jason scrabbles to his feet.DAY (FLASHBACK) JASON’S POV Jason looks up from the ground. Jonathan smiles.
DAY Magistrate Aldred and William in conversation. I came straight here. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Okay. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) Are you alright? KIRBY Yes. bouquet in hand. breathing heavily. tell me what you saw. E) Deirdre slowly leaves the clearing. KIRBY Sir! I’ve seen the monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED What? Shut the door. head down. sir. LAKESIDE CLEARING . sad.
EXT. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Have you told anyone about this yet? KIRBY No. Kirby sits. B) Deirdre picks wild flowers.
. holds two arrows.DAY MONTAGE A) Deirdre waits in the grassy clearing. C) Deirdre selects flowers from her bouquet and tosses them one at a time into the lake. looks around. back to a boulder. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . sir. Kirby bursts into room. I barely escaped with my life. D) Deirdre stands. a tear on her eye. Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. Sit down.74. END MONTAGE INT.
WILLIAM That might explain the wolf howling some have been hearing.. examines them.it glowed.. we have a problem. Like a ghost. Came out of nowhere! My horse spooked. sir. Anything else Kirby? KIRBY Well. It howled viciously.. Green and brown in color. meaner. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Tell me about the monster.. William takes the arrows.
KIRBY Well. I fought it off and it fled into the forest. KIRBY I found those when the monster fled. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Possibly. threw me to the ground. Kirby holds up the two black-flecthed arrows. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Glowed? KIRBY Yes. WILLIAM Sir. sir. KIRBY (CONT’D) I found these. Claws and fangs. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Those look like poachers’ arrows. WILLIAM Like a wolf? KIRBY Umm. KIRBY It was about ten feet tall. it attacked my horse. sir.
.75. just louder. sir.sure.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sir. shows red-stained cloth.. Sunset twilight. Maybe he has some ideas. We’re not sure what we’re dealing with. shows green-stained cloth. sir. knock at castle doors. Zarya close to Jason. Nothing I know of has green blood. Magistrate Aldred thinks. gather the other patrolmen and send out a message to every able-bodied man to meet tonight at the town hall.KITCHEN .LATER Jason and Victor prepare dinner. I’ll speak to no one. KIRBY That glow. please. INT. William rubs another corner of cloth on second arrowhead.. rubs one corner of cloth on first arrowhead. nothing unusual. (beat) . go and ask the bishop to see me...76.. sir. KIRBY Yes.it must be a demon! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Enough! Don’t go spreading rumors. KIRBY Yes.looks like we have a monster to deal with. WILLIAM Green.
William grabs white cloth from his belt. sir. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William.
. WILLIAM Blood looks to be from a deer or bear. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. We’ll offer a reward and deputize volunteers.. Jason and Victor look at each other in surprise.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . The Magistrate is offering a reward and will deputize volunteers to hunt for the creature. sir. JERALD Sorry to disturb you Baron. locks. JERALD Have you seen anything like that out here.. Jerald stands on the landing.CONTINUOUS Jason hides in supply room. sir. Green. Victor waits until supply room door closes. with claws and fangs. nothing like that. like a ghost. the descriptions vary. Maybe black. sir? VICTOR Ten feet tall.
VICTOR (whispers) Hide! Now! INT. No. fangs.. upset..
. claws. There’s been a monster spotted in the forest over the past couple of days. sir.. Knock at castle door.ENTRY HALL . Victor opens castle door. VICTOR What’s this all about? JERALD Monsters.and some say it glows. Zarya follows. Ten feet tall. VICTOR What.what does this monster look like? JERALD Well.77. Victor pale. but the Magistrate has asked every able man to meet in town later tonight. Brown. VICTOR What? JERALD Yes.
Good night. the Magistrate asks that you stay indoors. VICTOR That won’t be a problem. patrolman. I would not be much help. I won’t even know how to hold a bow or a sword.78.CONTINUOUS Jason stands. ear pressed to door. head held down. I’m merely a doctor. VICTOR Thank you. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . for your own safety. ashamed.STORAGE ROOM . sir. watches Jerald leave. Will you be able to make it to town tonight? VICTOR I’m sorry. VICTOR (O. JASON Yes? VICTOR (O. Victor stays at door. Good night.
. INT. JERALD I understand. then back to Jerald.
JERALD Very well. JASON No. closes and bolts the castle door.) Would you like to come out so we can talk about this.S. A knock at the door.S. sir. In fact. sir. Victor looks over Jerald’s shoulder at drawbridge. Jason steps back. I will immediately secure the castle. JERALD Very good.) You heard the patrolman? JASON Yes. In that case. Zarya behind him.
. looks at Victor. VICTOR You went outside the castle? JASON Yes. I just wanted someone to talk to.79.S. VICTOR People saw you? JASON Yes. VICTOR Follow me. VICTOR And now the whole town. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .but I was bored. JASON I’m sorry. VICTOR And I told you what would happen. wants to kill you. INT.CONTINUOUS Jason.
VICTOR (O. Jason hangs his head. head bowed. JASON Yes.ENTRY HALL .) Get out here. VICTOR Didn’t I tell you not to do that? JASON Yes. didn’t I? Jason raises his head. sir. Victor shakes his head. now! JASON Yes. sighs. enters. out of fear...
JASON What are we doing here? VICTOR We’re going to do something that hasn’t been done since the war. no one can get out. sir. Victor tries harder. hands on winch handles. JASON Yes.80. JASON I promise.
. more importantly.. Victor amazed as Jason casually moves handles. A thunderous. prepares himself. depressed. VICTOR Jason. Winch does not move. echoing boom.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . I’ll hear it. VICTOR If you try to lower the drawbridge. Massive winch dominates room. Victor steps back. winch rotates quickly. and. Victor grabs two large wooden handles.
INT. eyes lowered. Jason slowly walks to the other set of handles.. Victor reaches out to grab the handles. raises drawbridge. I could use your help. VICTOR (CONT’D) With the drawbridge up no one can get in. effortlessly.CONTINUOUS Victor sets down lantern. tries to pull down. (beat) . takes a deep breath.WINCH ROOM .promise me you won’t lower the drawbridge. Jason stands head down. VICTOR That was quite impressive Jason looks sad. We’re going to raise the drawbridge. Drawbridge raised. Jason close by.. No movement. looks sad.
Deirdre (Jonathan’s daughter) is seen. your dinner is ready. only partially seen.
. DEIRDRE My birthday was last week.81. leaves. Dinner is almost ready. Victor sighs. Jonathan sits down at the table. JONATHAN I’m home. dear. Elizabeth pauses. JONATHAN I’m home! ELIZABETH We heard you. Victor grabs lantern. Jonathan pulls a book out from his pouch. JASON (sad. come here and see the present I got you for your birthday. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . INT. Jonathan’s daughter helps with meal. let’s have dinner. Room darkens. waiting for me. whispering) I don’t feel very hungry right now. Elizabeth (Jonathan’s wife) preparing dinner. VICTOR Okay.NIGHT Jonathan enters. JONATHAN Deirdre. Deirdre prepares two dinner plates. Jason motionless. Deirdre focuses on the two dinner plates. Behind Elizabeth. Elizabeth brings plate and mug to Jonathan. dear. As Elizabeth brings meal to Jonathan. Sit down. ELIZABETH Yes. sighs. Blazing fire in fireplace. means my dinner should be be ready.
JASON I understand.
Deirdre remains standing. Deirdre brings plates to table. nervous) What monster? Jonathan looks up from his meal. clears his throat. ELIZABETH The monster? DEIRDRE (shocked. DEIRDRE Thank you. Out of no where. I’ve been working very hard. looks at the book. looks through it. JONATHAN I was in the woods when I saw a deer. It tried to attack me. Deirdre picks up the book. Where did you get it? JONATHAN (with pride) I took it from that monster in the forest. Jonathan tosses book across table..It attacked patrolman Kirby today. don’t I get a thank you? Deirdre sits at table. The one I was just deputized to help kill. ELIZABETH What happened? Jonathan takes a drink. the monster
. JONATHAN (food in mouth) Well.82. too. Elizabeth concerned.
JONATHAN Don’t take that tone with me young lady. JONATHAN The monster the whole town has been talking about. DEIRDRE It’s a book of fairy tales.. Deirdre shocked.
Green and brown. DEIRDRE Daddy. burps. to defend the deer.
JONATHAN appeared and savagely attacked it. it’s very tall. and my arrow hit the monster.83. Deirdre gasps. JONATHAN What’s wrong with you? DEIRDRE (softly) No one got attacked at the lake. I got my bow out.. that’s all. The same monster they say attacked those children at the lake. Jonathan slowly rises. JONATHAN (CONT’D) The monster ran towards me and I fought it off. JONATHAN And how would you know that? Deirdre stands silent. dear. what did the monster look like? Jonathan finishes his meal. young lady.. Deirdre picks up book.
. ELIZABETH You certainly are brave! Deirdre looks at the book. tears in her eyes. leaves table.I just heard. When it fled into the forest.. it dropped this book.your birthday present. How do you know what happened at the lake? DEIRDRE I.. looks sad. JONATHAN Well. JONATHAN I asked you a question.
stop it! Jonathan slaps Elizabeth. Deirdre gasps in pain. arms up in defense. JONATHAN Tell me what you saw. and I want that money! DEIRDRE (screaming.84. girl! DEIRDRE (in pain) I promised! Jonathan twists Deirdre’s wrist again. Deirdre cries in pain. ELIZABETH Jonathan.
. Stop! JONATHAN I’ll stop when you tell me about the monster! Elizabeth sits. crying.
JONATHAN You play with those children all the time. ELIZABETH Jonathan. Jonathan rushes around the table. Were you there? Deirdre walks away. Jonathan twists her wrist again. Deirdre cries in pain. JONATHAN Don’t interfere woman! They’re offering two hundred gold sovereigns for the monster. twists it. Elizabeth rises. cringes. Elizabeth cries in pain. crying in pain) He’s not a monster! He’s just a boy! JONATHAN That thing is no child! DEIRDRE You’re hurting me. Deirdre sobs uncontrollably. no! Deirdre turns. Jonathan grabs Deirdre’s wrist.
. JONATHAN Jason Frankenstein is dead. understand? ELIZABETH Jonathan.. clutching her left wrist. He was going to read to me today. JONATHAN I’m going to go handle some official deputy business. in tears. But. 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. Deirdre falls. We have to get her to a doctor. You get her to a doctor.. she’s hurt. Jonathan pushes Deirdre away. JONATHAN This book? The monster was bringing this book for you? DEIRDRE He’s not a monster! Jonathan throws the book into the fireplace. Jonathan rips the book from Deirdre’s hand. You two stay here and not a word of this is anyone.85. Jonathan sneers. Elizabeth rushes to Deirdre. this was an accident! Understand! Elizabeth and Deirdre nod. he lives in the castle. comforts her. JONATHAN I’m busy.saved him.
Elizabeth. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . Jonathan. JONATHAN We were just leaving. You know how clumsy women can be. Elizabeth is taking Deirdre to the doctor. of course not. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Leaving? I specifically asked people stay indoors. is everything okay? Elizabeth looks away. Where are you going? JONATHAN I’m going to meet with a few of the other deputies. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. Perhaps some other time. Thought I’d stop by and see my granddaughter. just a little kitchen accident.CONTINUOUS Jonathan rushes out. JONATHAN Why? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason? JONATHAN No. hooded cloak hides her face. JONATHAN Aldred! What are you doing out here? MAGISTRATE ALDRED We’re on patrol.86. Magistrate Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened? JONATHAN Nothing serious.
. appear in doorway behind Jonathan. holding her left wrist. William and Robert ride up. and Deirdre.
ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.
INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.
EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.
stretches. I know a secret cave where we can stay dry. thunder. EXT. but hurry. Victor wakes. POACHER’S CAVE . Jason and Deirdre cautiously move through bushes concealing cave entrance. looks concerned. Glimpses of movement. Heavy rain.) (shouting) Jason! I need you in the lab today! Zarya’s muffled barks. distant thunder. looks at his notes. You can leave as soon as the storm passes.VICTOR’S LAB . VICTOR (O. Victor leaves. Deirdre rubs her bandaged forearm. JASON The cave’s not that far. Sounds of movement.
JASON You’ll never get home through that. Come with me. Jason. Deirdre exit. flashes of gray.g. Distant lightning. The storm approaches.DAY Victor asleep at the desk. My father will get angry if he knows I left the house. a second storm builds over the mountains. Rainfall.90. several flashes of cloud-to-cloud lightning.DAY Light rain.S. VICTOR Going to need Jason for some tests today. INT. DEIRDRE Okay. Deirdre approach cave.
. Above the mountains. DEIRDRE I’m not supposed to be out here. Lightning. Jason. stands up. In b. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .
. follows Jason..91. Nothing happens. DEIRDRE My dad is going to be furious. JASON Let’s go to the castle. Jason tries to push it. Jason takes a step back. Jason walks to the back of the cave.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre reach the boulder. leans his shoulder against boulder. Jason uses both his hands to try to pull boulder. Jason tries to pull it. POACHER’S CAVE . DEIRDRE What switch? JASON On the other side of the boulder there is a torch holder. just really busy. He’s really nice. TUNNEL . Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Deirdre and Jason scan walls of cave.CONTINUOUS Jason lights lantern. Nothing happens. JASON Come on! Deirdre shrugs.. it acts as a switch to let the boulder move.he should understand. You can dry off there. Jason hands lantern to Deirdre. INT. JASON It opened this morning! This is how I got out. Jason sighs. Let’s look around here.
INT. JASON I forgot about the switch. DEIRDRE What about your father? JASON Well. Deirdre looks at her wet clothes.
I can’t get back home. INT. find Jason! Go get him.92. VICTOR Jason? B) Victor looks in Jason’s room. C) Victor looks in the kitchen. what’s Plan B? Jason look of despair. Zarya follows. Lightning. JASON There is no Plan B. VICTOR Jason! Come out! I don’t have time for hide and seek! Victor looks at Zarya. Zarya follows. thunder. Zarya sits. VICTOR Jason! END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. Zarya follows. girl. Zarya follows. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . We raised the drawbridge. wags her tail. VICTOR You want to play? Zarya.DAY SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor looks in the library. DEIRDRE So. Zarya jumps up. runs to entrance of WELL ROOM.ENTRY HALL . looks outside. D) Victor opens roof access door.
JASON (CONT’D) Nothing. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Victor smiles.
.CONTINUOUS Victor enters.
these don’t. bites and tears her dress as Deirdre steps back and screams. VICTOR Jason! Come out of there! Now! INT. Zarya runs to well. Second wolf leaps at Deirdre. A large wolf sniffs the ground just inside the cave. Deirdre gasps. stop. Both wolves limp out of cave.. Jason kicks second wolf. into cave wall. Jason kicks first wolf off. Lightning. looks down at her dress. Deirdre kneels.. DEIRDRE I thought animals liked you. Deirdre holds her left arm across her chest. looks outside. But we’re trapped here. First wolf stalks toward Jason.DAY Jason and Deirdre enter.93.it bit you. POACHER’S CAVE . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . sits.
INT. right hand massaging the bandages. DEIRDRE But. A second wolf steps toward Deirdre. Jason hurries to cave entrance. Victor enter.WELL ROOM . A low growl echoes. looks at Jason’s leg. First wolf leaps at Jason. sends it flying. lifts her paw. bites his leg. DEIRDRE You’re hurt! JASON I’m fine. Deirdre stands.CONTINUOUS Zarya. Victor looks down the well. tears in eyes. JASON Well.
. scratches well wall. yelping. I saw it! JASON I heal quickly. thunder. No wound is seen. A distant roll of echoing thunder. DEIRDRE My father will kill me when he sees my dress. Jason’s leg glows green/white.
SERIES OF SHOTS A) Victor descends the ladder. I need your help. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. silhouetted in light of the lantern. ELIZABETH Dad. thunder. Victor puts shoulder against boulder. of course. C) Victor reaches boulder. VICTOR Where is he? END SERIES OF SHOTS INT. back to boulder to a sitting position. MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE . ELIZABETH Deirdre is missing. sets lantern down.94. Victor slides down. ELIZABETH She may have gone to warn it. carries a lantern. His feet come out from under him. tries to move boulder repeatedly. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Come in. looks over papers. Lightning. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Where would she go? There’s a monster out there.DAY Magistrate Aldred sits at his desk. No movement. What can I do? Elizabeth closes door. Rainfall. moves his feet. A knock on door. head hung low. pushes. Elizabeth enters. B) Victor walks through the escape tunnel. lowers her hood. MAGISTRATE ALDRED What?
. she must have left early this morning. hooded cloak covers her face. Bruise on her face.
follow Victor. Jason hands book to Deirdre. JONATHAN I knew it! Get ready boys! Victor carries lantern. JASON If we leave. Lightning.95. you can head home. When we get to the road. I don’t want to be trapped in a cave in the dark. we can stay along the edge of the mountains. Distant roll of thunder. The men gather their weapons.DAY Light from lantern waivers.. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . EXT. walks toward forest.
. but we’ll follow him. My guess is he’ll lead us right to the monster. BEVAL That’s the doctor. She says it’s just some boy from the castle.Deirdre says it’s not a monster. emerges from mists on drawbridge. What’s he doing? JONATHAN I don’t know. drawbridge lowers slowly. CARSEN The drawbridge! Jonathan and Beval join Carsen. POACHER’S CAVE . helps Elizabeth sit down. fades. Muffled clank. They watch the drawbridge lower. wears heavy cloak and large hat.. Magistrate Aldred stands up. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. tell me what you know.DAY FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE sits clouded in mists and rain. INT. ELIZABETH Deirdre. DEIRDRE The light’s going out. thunder.
Movement is heard. move forward. Jason and Deirdre step backwards against fallen tree. Jason throws a rock. A low. take this.
JASON Here. The wolves dodge. Wolves growl. DEIRDRE What about you? Jason looks at the tree. Wolves appear.crawl under. Sounds of movement increase. thunder. Lightning. Deirdre puts book in large pocket of her dress. The Pack Leader much larger than other wolves. run for your life. Thank you very much. guttural growl. FOREST . move closer.. Lightning. EXT. POACHER’S CAVE . get out of here. Light from lantern flickers. A small crawl space under tree close-by. Light rain. dies. JASON Deirdre. thunder. Thunder. Lightning. branch lands with a crash. Pack Leader a deep. EXT. Jason tears branch off. Glimpse of a wolf. I’ll hold them off. Two wolves appear. An enormous fallen tree blocks their path.CONTINUOUS Jason steps out of cave. It misses. guttural growl. as a gift.CONTINUOUS Jason and Deirdre walk cautiously.96. then another. effortlessly throws it. The wolves pause. Deirdre holds book to her chest with her right hand.
. Deirdre follows. Jason throws a rock.. Wolves dodge. Jason and Deirdre move on. Jason grabs a rock. a large branch sticks out. throws it. wolves flee. Jason picks it up. Jason grabs two large rocks. the wolf Pack Leader enters. DEIRDRE Thank you. A very large branch on the ground. JASON Run.
kicks second wolf. Wolves attack. hold him against tree. A second wolf attacks Deirdre. gets stuck. DEIRDRE Ow! Help me! Help! Jason. EXT. thunder. twists. Jason grabs second wolf by scruff of neck. I will do as I please. Second wolf. Deirdre. lifts it. Lightning. twice. Jason knocks wolf away. JONATHAN Well. DEIRDRE Help! Help us! EXT. releases its grip. More wolves appear. doctor. Deirdre screams. Jonathan walks up. Carsen and Beval grab Victor.97.DAY Small clearing on forest path. Victor’s hat falls. FOREST . glows green/white. pulls. sets it down. What do you think you’re doing?
. once. Lightning. yelps.CONTINUOUS Deirdre emerges from under fallen tree. Pack Leader steps forward. These are my lands. Jason glows green/white. thunder. squeezes under tree. Jason holds tree branch in right hand. Deirdre dives under tree. A yelp of pain. move closer. takes lantern from Victor. Wolf grabs Deirdre’s foot. taps it. A wolf leaps at Jason. JASON Bad doggies! Pack Leader attacks. flashes of green/white light. snarls. FOREST . DEIRDRE Jason? JASON Go! Please. Deirdre yells. what are you doing out here in the forest? VICTOR That’s none of your concern. throws it against a nearby tree. sound of tearing cloth. runs with a slight limp. stunned. Sounds of battle. against open palm of left hand.
The monster you created. JONATHAN We know it all. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Lightning. after your son. doctor. And. Snarls. sounds of battle. you created a monster in your lab. DEIRDRE (O. Flashes of green/white light in the distance. Lightning. we know you’re going to tell us where it is.) (muffled. VICTOR You men are insane.98.S. JONATHAN Oh. yelps. thunder. JONATHAN The reward for the monster. VICTOR I’m not going to tell you thugs anything! Jonathan draws his hunting knife. Victor struggles against the men holding him. Jonathan puts his left forearm into Victor’s chest. Jonathan leans close to Victor. smiles.
. Victor stops struggling. We know after your son died. JONATHAN I think we’re about to collect the reward money. VICTOR What reward money? Jonathan uses his left hand to press Victor against the tree. pushes Victor hard up into the tree. loud thunder. distant) Ow! Help me! Help! CARSEN Jonathan! That’s your daughter! The men look toward the scream. looks pale. We know you even named it Jason. I think you will.
. Lightning. William. Victor holds stomach. green/white flashes in the distance. Jonathan moves his forearm forcefully into Victor’s throat. VICTOR (barely audible) No. rushes to Deirdre. Kirby and Jerald ride into clearing. Movement nearby. Jonathan pulls out knife.S. Carsen lowers his bow. doctor.) (muffled. A rumble of thunder.99. Deirdre stumbles into clearing. Jonathan leans close to Victor. Jonathan turns. Sounds of horses. tell them who sent you. BEVAL Jonathan. thunder. faints. DEIRDRE Help us. JONATHAN Your monster is attacking my daughter! Victor struggles to breathe. howls. Lightning. Deirdre collapses. CARSEN We have company. distant) Help! Help us! Jonathan turns to Victor. Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN I won’t let you make any more of those things! Jonathan stabs Victor. why? JONATHAN I have my reasons! Yelps. JONATHAN When you get to hell. gasps for breath. blood seeps between fingers. Carsen and Beval draw their bows. sounds of hooves. Carsen and Beval gasp. Robert. Beval drops his bow. DEIRDRE (O. Victor slides down tree. release Victor.
Deirdre! BEVAL It’s the monster! CARSEN It’s coming for the girl. dear. Silence.S. Deirdre opens her eyes. we’ve found her! Elizabeth. Beval steps back. dragging.) Deirdre! Deirdre gets to her feet. Heavy footsteps.S. DEIRDRE Jason! Run!
. Elizabeth and Robert rush to Deirdre. flanked by two patrolmen. thunder. a flash of green/white light. Lightning. Heavy footsteps. Magistrate Aldred.) (muffled. The green/white light fades. DEIRDRE (weakly) Mom? ELIZABETH Everything will be okay. JASON (O. Robert.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (shouting over his shoulder) Elizabeth. Robert and Elizabeth carry Deirdre behind the other patrolmen. Sounds of fighting. looks around her. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Get the child back to the horses! Spread out! JONATHAN No! The reward money’s mine! A yell.. thunder. rides into clearing. dragging. a sound of wood hitting flesh. A green/white glow approaches. vanishes. Lightning. Elizabeth dismount. distant) Deirdre!.100. JASON (O. a yelp of pain. green/white flashes in the distance. shakes off her mother’s arms..
Gasps of surprise. in tears. JASON I. Patrolmen draw their weapons. Jonathan steps forward. A voice... echoing in b. arms wide. turns to face patrolman..
.101.. Deirdre rushes to Jason. steps backwards. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) (to Jason) Jason? Jason Frankenstein? JASON Umm. Magistrate Aldred steps forward. monster! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Enough! Back-off now! Jonathan takes a step back. JONATHAN I’m not going to talk! Get away from my daughter.uh.. Patrolman confused. thunder. Heavier rain falls. Carsen raises his bow. Lightning. whispers of disbelief. Jason nervous. DEIRDRE Don’t hurt him! He hasn’t hurt anyone! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Deirdre.g. of creature from Jason’s dream. slowly lower their weapons. yes.umm. DEIRDRE Tell them. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (to the patrolmen) Stand down. oh. Jason stumbles through bushes into clearing. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason? What happened to you? Jason looks around. We’re just going to talk. Carson lowers his bow. Deirdre looks up at Jason. lower your weapons. drags carcass of Pack Leader. it’s okay. drops the carcass.
Jason steps toward Jonathan.102.. JONATHAN Enough! Why are we listening to this thing? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Did you see the people that hurt you? Jason slowly points to Jonathan. Thunder. Jonathan raises his hunting knife. CREATURE (V.. Carsen and Beval take a few steps backwards. Lightning. DEIRDRE Why? Jonathan steps forward.O.
. DEIRDRE Daddy? JONATHAN Lies! This demon is simply trying to trick us! Deirdre. Anguish in Deirdre’s face. JASON (CONT’D) A man on a black horse chased me. in tears. JASON I remember you.) Tell them. JASON They’re right there. Carsen and Beval... JASON I saw poachers. Gasps of surprise.they tried to kill me.. JONATHAN You’ll pay for these lies. Laughing as you chased me. The horse hurt me really bad.tell them.. stumbles backward.
Victor’s body sits against the tree. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Nearby lightning. illuminated by the lantern. Jonathan smiles. Jason steps to the left. shakes him gently. JASON Daddy! Blinding flash of green/white light. Jason’s head and shoulder glow brighter. splinters over Jason’s head and shoulder. Carsen looks at his shattered bow. Horses panic. boy. kneels next to Victor. tears in eyes. say hello to your father. Thunder. Jason cries out. JASON I’m not a helpless little boy any more! My father made me strong! JONATHAN Your father can’t help you anymore. Jason. shouts. straight through Jonathan. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Stand down! Jason steps over the carcass. JONATHAN No one is listening to you. a roar of thunder. holds Victor by the shoulders.
. in tears. JASON What? A flash of lightning reflects off Jonathan’s hunting knife and the blood on it. lands hard against a distant tree. Jason rushes to Victor. Jason turns. Everyone turns away or shields their eyes. closer to Jonathan. A bow crashes down. he’s dead. JASON Daddy? Jason’s skin flickers with intense spots of green/white light.103. glows softly. The green/white light fades. Jonathan thrown backwards. JASON Daddy? Daddy? It’s time to wake up. Jason reaches his hands out. monster.
S. Jonathan smiles. The arrow misses. DEIRDRE (O. Jonathan staggers forward. The point of a sword appears at Jonathan’s throat. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Robert. Jonathan releases Deirdre. Victor’s cloak falls.104. MAGISTRATE ALDRED No. raises his arms. knocks Jonathan’s bow. Carsen lands at feet of Magistrate Aldred. lowers his arms. Jason flees.
. bow drawn. Jonathan. Jonathan yells in frustration. grabs Deirdre.) No! Dierdre rushes forward. throws his bow to the ground. Deirdre runs to Elizabeth’s arms. what are you doing? You’re not going to let the monster get away? Magistrate Aldred lowers his sword to his side. thunder. Jason lifts Victor. remnants of bow and black-fletched arrows from his quiver scatter over the ground. WILLIAM Your orders. jumps.
JASON Leave me alone! Jason punches Carsen in the chest. JONATHAN Aldred. Lightning. I have every intention of dealing with the monster. a flash of steel. JONATHAN You little brat! Sound of well-oiled steel sliding over leather. Jonathan slowly steps away. takes aim at Jason. escort my daughter and grandchild back to town. stands tall. sends him flying backwards. raises a fist. black-fletched arrow notched. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (coldly) I won’t do that if I were you.
from the ground. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald. Beval does not resist. Magistrate Aldred turns to Jonathan.. see to it the body of that creature is brought to town. Magistrate Aldred motions towards carcass of Pack Leader with his sword. Jason Frankenstein. Jonathan struggles briefly against Jerald’s efforts to tie his hands behind his back.yes.
. Magistrate Aldred turns to Beval. points his sword. in pain. The other patrolman lifts Carsen. 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. you are under arrest for poaching. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan. sir! Robert moves Elizabeth and Deirdre to his horse. You are under arrest for the attempted murder of the boy. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Kirby. stunned.105.. JONATHAN You’ve got no proof! Nothing! MAGISTRATE ALDRED Murder and poaching are hanging offenses. It’s not ten feet tall. JONATHAN What? What for? Jerald moves towards Jonathan.
ROBERT Yes. One patrolman approaches Beval. you and the other patrolmen will immediately place Jonathan and his friends under arrest. sir. KIRBY (embarrassed) Ummm.
g.except me.. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jerald.I’m a war hero. I’m your son-in-law.106... head down. Magistrate Aldred steps next to Jonathan. MAGISTRATE ALDRED (very coldly) When you’re safely in jail.. William walks up to Magistrate Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Sorry.yes. JERALD Yes. sir. walks the horse away. Captain. 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. I’m going to have a nice long talk with my daughter and granddaughter.you can’t do this. Elizabeth and Deirdre. Beval stands. leans close.. sit atop Robert’s horse.General. please.
MAGISTRATE ALDRED (CONT’D) I have all the evidence I think I need...
. Don’t do this. Robert holds the reins. Remember? In the b. BEVAL (whispering) A good man. when you can’t threaten anyone. hands tied behind his back... If I find out all those kitchen accidents weren’t really accidents. Magistrate Aldred steps back.. JONATHAN Aldred. you’ll beg for the hangman’s noose before I’m done with you. the war’s over.. JONATHAN Aldred. He’s to speak to no one. place Jonathan in solitary confinement.
Dark clouds obscure sky and mountains above castle. Drawbridge is raised.S. Magistrate Aldred shouts.) (shouting. sir? MAGISTRATE ALDRED The monster is on his way to solitary confinement. WILLIAM Yes. sighs.. sir. I mean the Frankenstein boy. sir.CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O.. WILLIAM I.. points to the lantern.
WILLIAM What about the monster.COURTYARD . WILLIAM The drawbridge. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jason! Jason Frankenstein!. MAGISTRATE ALDRED William. distant) Jason!. We have some more work to do.. Magistrate Aldred nods. How do we get across? Magistrate Aldred curses under his breath. sir.NIGHT Magistrate Aldred and William approach FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE .107.Frankenstein!
. EXT.We want to talk to you! EXT. MAGISTRATE ALDRED We can’t. will you get that lantern and ride with me.
FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . JASON The End.ENTRY HALL .STUDY .I love you.. Room starts to darken.... and to listen to his father. except for the dim light of a small fire in fireplace.to not tell lies..Pinocchio prayed the Blue Fairy would come and turn him into a real boy. Room goes dark..made it safely home. Fog/mist begins to obscure scene Jason closes book...CONTINUOUS MAGISTRATE ALDRED (O. Daddy.... Fog/mist condense into words: "The End" The words evaporate back into fog/mist...) (reading..S. in tears) Pinocchio had made many mistakes.and kissed him good night.S. Geppetto put Pinocchio to bed.108... but he learned to be brave.Frankenstein! JASON (O.
INT.. Victor.) (softly) Good night. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . cradled in Jason’s lap.CONTINUOUS Everything is dark.... in tears) Pinocchio and Geppetto. blood-stained. Zarya on floor nearby... Jason reads to Victor.. echoing) Frankenstein!.) (mufled. FOG/MIST OBSCURE SCENE TO BLACK: JASON (O. dead.I love you very much.S. JASON (reading.after their adventures.
.. INT.so that he and his father would live happily ever after.
grasps Deborah’s hand. smiles. "HEAVEN" White mist and clouds fill the scene.not now. Victor looks at his clothes. in fine formal attire. Victor embraces Deborah.109. I’ve truly missed you. Deborah and Katherine appear. points of light appear. Daddy. smiles broader. Katherine looks disappointed. KATHERINE We’ll wait for him. KATHERINE But. sparkle. VICTOR Not now sweetheart. VICTOR Of course we will. fade away. Katherine gives Victor a big kiss on his cheek. hugs Katherine. Deborah.
. DEBORAH We’ll never be apart again. smiles. Deborah smiles. KATHERINE Welcome home. DEBORAH Welcome beloved! VICTOR Oh. DEBORAH It’s not his time. I want to play with my big brother again..g. enters. In b. Victor. Deborah looks at Katherine. Victor goes to one knee.
EXT. right? Victor looks at Katherine and then at Deborah. Is Jason coming too? Victor stands up.. smiles. He sees Deborah and Katherine.
Victor and Deborah release their hands..110. they walk away into the mists. Victor.)(CONT’D) We’ll wait.. Backs turned. FOG/MIST OBSCURE THE SCENE TO BLACK: FADE OUT THE END
.together. VICTOR (O. small points of light sparkle on their outlines as they move away. Deborah and Katherine fade away into points of sparkling light. turn and each grasp one of Katherine’s hands.S.