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