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

Durkis

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

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

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

Victor looks up at his escorts. Sounds of distant fighting.S. . OFFICER (O. threatens Victor. 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. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital. You’ll have to. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center. I have patients right here who need my attention. VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. The bleeding has been stopped. Gasps of shock.S..) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor. VICTOR (O.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER . The officer draws his sword. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room.3. Victor grabs his bag. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground. quickly leaves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

walks away. CARSEN Beval was right. Jonathan. points down. CARSEN I know. moving restlessly. A low. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. bow drawn. BEVAL (frightened) I didn’t do anything! I never made it back here yesterday! JONATHAN Ruined! At least half of everything we worked for is gone. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. Fleeting shapes. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! . Sounds of movement... The men look at each other. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. guttural growl resonates. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses.that’s one big monster. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. looks down. scans forest. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. The horses are nervous. Sounds of horses panicking.59.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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