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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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