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