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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN No one is listening to you. tears in eyes. Jonathan thrown backwards. lands hard against a distant tree. monster. splinters over Jason’s head and shoulder. JASON What? A flash of lightning reflects off Jonathan’s hunting knife and the blood on it. . closer to Jonathan. say hello to your father.103. glows softly. Jason’s head and shoulder glow brighter. boy. holds Victor by the shoulders. The green/white light fades. in tears. Jason rushes 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. he’s dead. JASON Daddy? Jason’s skin flickers with intense spots of green/white light. shakes him gently. a roar of thunder. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan! Stand down! Jason steps over the carcass. Jason turns. Victor’s body sits against the tree. Jason cries out. JASON Daddy? Daddy? It’s time to wake up. Thunder. Everyone turns away or shields their eyes. kneels next to Victor. shouts. Nearby lightning. Jason reaches his hands out. Jason. Jason steps to the left. A bow crashes down. JONATHAN When you get to hell. Horses panic. Carsen looks at his shattered bow. straight through Jonathan. JASON Daddy! Blinding flash of green/white light. illuminated by the lantern.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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