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