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

Durkis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth rushes to Deirdre. You two stay here and not a word of this is anyone. Jonathan rips the book from Deirdre’s hand. he lives in the castle.. But. JONATHAN I’m busy. JONATHAN Talk child! I’m losing my patience! DEIRDRE (crying) The boy’s name is Jason. You get her to a doctor. Jonathan pushes Deirdre away.85. in tears. We have to get her to a doctor.saved him. JONATHAN I’m going to go handle some official deputy business.. I know that for a fact! DEIRDRE (crying) His dad. comforts her. she’s hurt. clutching her left wrist. . this was an accident! Understand! Elizabeth and Deirdre nod. Jonathan sneers. understand? ELIZABETH Jonathan. Deirdre falls. JONATHAN Jason Frankenstein is dead. He was going to read to me today. 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 Aldred! What are you doing out here? MAGISTRATE ALDRED We’re on patrol. is everything okay? Elizabeth looks away. JONATHAN We were just leaving. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Elizabeth. William and Robert ride up. Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN’S HOUSE . JONATHAN Why? MAGISTRATE ALDRED Why? Do I need a reason? JONATHAN No. holding her left wrist. just a little kitchen accident.CONTINUOUS Jonathan rushes out. Perhaps some other time. Thought I’d stop by and see my granddaughter.86. You know how clumsy women can be. hooded cloak hides her face. MAGISTRATE ALDRED The doctor? What happened? JONATHAN Nothing serious. Elizabeth is taking Deirdre to the doctor. of course not. Where are you going? JONATHAN I’m going to meet with a few of the other deputies. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Leaving? I specifically asked people stay indoors. . and Deirdre. EXT. appear in doorway behind Jonathan. Elizabeth. Jonathan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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