Good Night Prometheus: The Tragedy of Frankenstein By James C. Durkis and Kaja E.

Durkis

James C. Durkis 9601 Regal Ridge Drive, NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 362-1029 jcdurkis@hotmail.com

FADE IN: EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - NIGHT On the side of a mountain sits FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. A waterfall pours into the gorge that separates the mountain from the surrounding land. Mist from the waterfall obscures portions of the castle and the drawbridge. DOCTOR VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (O.S.) (reading) ...so they fashioned a coffin of glass and kept vigil at her side. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - COURTYARD - CONTINUOUS VICTOR (O.S.)(CONT’D) (reading) The Prince soon heard of the fair maiden in the glass coffin. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - THE STUDY - CONTINUOUS Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Victor) sits on a large couch, reads to his son (Jason), 13. A dog (Zarya) on the floor. VICTOR (reading) While the little men kept vigil near the coffin, the Prince arrived and recognized his one true love. He leaned over and gave Snow White love’s first kiss, which woke her from her magical slumber. The Prince carried Snow White away to his castle. And they all lived happily ever after...The End. JASON (sleepily) Read me another story, Daddy. VICTOR It’s time for bed. I’ve got work to do tonight. JASON You work every night.

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INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - JASON’S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason gets into bed. Zarya jumps onto the bed, snuggles next to Jason. Victor’s stands in the doorway, shadow in the room. VICTOR (O.S.) Good night son. I love you very much. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - CONTINUOUS Victor feeds test animals in cages. Glassware, medical equipment, a large glass container with green liquid, potted plants, mosses clutter the LAB. Victor crushes leaves and minerals. A red powder is poured into a small red barrel atop the desk. Next to it is a small blue barrel. Victor tired, writes a few notes in a journal, falls into a restless sleep. Victor’s arm knocks over items on the desk. FOG/MIST OBSCURES SCENE INTO DARKNESS INT. MILITARY HOSPITAL - DAY (DREAM) FOG/MIST EVAPORATES A younger Victor places a cloth over the nose and mouth of a patient. Sounds of distant fighting. Patient falls asleep. VICTOR We’ll have to amputate. Nurse, can you help me here, please? A commotion. A badly wounded cavalry officer (Edgar) is carried in, placed onto a nearby bed. VICTOR Edgar! Victor rushes to Edgar, provides treatment. EDGAR (VICTOR’S OLDER BROTHER) Hey, little brother, don’t let me die, okay. Victor treats Edgar. Another commotion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ELIZABETH Yes, father, everything’s fine. Deirdre just hurt her arm. Jonathan smiles. JONATHAN You see, Aldred, nothing to worry about. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Jonathan, you must have the most dangerous kitchen in the kingdom. My daughter has had quite a few kitchen accidents over the years, and now my granddaughter. JONATHAN It’s none of your concern, Aldred. MAGISTRATE ALDRED Captain, this is my daughter and granddaughter we’re talking about, it certainly is my concern. Jonathan walks over to Magistrate Aldred, looks at patrolman, then at Magistrate Aldred. JONATHAN Aldred, the war’s over. I’m no longer a captain, you’re no longer a general. Remember that. Jonathan walks off. Elizabeth and Deirdre, looking down, slowly walk off in opposite direction. Robert dismounts his horse, walks toward Elizabeth. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - VICTOR’S LAB - DAY Jason peeks into LAB. Victor asleep at desk. Notes and books litter LAB. INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS Jason, with Zarya behind him, selects a book.

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INT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - WELL ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jason, carrying lantern, climbs into well. Zarya raises her paw, scratches well wall twice. JASON (whispering) Hush, Zarya! Sit! Zarya sits, whines softly, stares at Jason. JASON Don’t look at me like that. I’m not breaking my promise. I said I won’t touch the drawbridge and I’m not. Besides, I made a promise to Deirdre and I have to keep that promise, don’t I? Zarya looks questioningly at Jason. Jason climbs down. Room grows dim. Zarya raises her paw, whines, looks sad, scratches well wall. Light in WELL ROOM fades away. INT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - DAY Deirdre, left wrist and forearm wrapped and splinted, sneaks out of house. EXT. JONATHAN’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS Deirdre exits front door, silently. Sun rises over mountains to east. To west, a storm gathers. Deirdre rushes off. EXT. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE - DAY Sun rises over mountains to east. Jonathan, Carsen and Beval sit hidden in forest across road from FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE. CARSEN We’ve been here all night. Nothing. JONATHAN We’ll sit here until the monster appears. While the rest of those fools search the forest, I know the monster will come from the castle. This is the only way in or out. Beval sighs, looks bored. To the west, a storm gathers.

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EXT. LAKESIDE CLEARING - DAY Deirdre looks around. DEIRDRE (whispering) Jason...Jason JASON (O.S.) (whispering) Over here. Jason sits under large tree, surrounded by forest animals. Deirdre walks over to Jason. Animals nervous at her approach. JASON (whispering) Sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday ...I...something came up. I brought the book. Jason holds up book. Deirdre looks around. JASON (CONT’D) (whispering) Why are we whispering? DEIRDRE You have to go. They’ll kill you if they see you. JASON Why? A distant flash of lightning, an echoing roll of thunder, the storm builds. Animals look up, slowly move/fly off. DEIRDRE The whole town thinks you’re a monster. They’ve offered a reward to whoever kills you. JASON I haven’t hurt anyone! DEIRDRE It doesn’t matter! You have to get back to the castle and stay there. Rain falls. Deirdre, Jason look up. Heavy rain approaches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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