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