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