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


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

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


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

threatens Victor.S.. come with me! VICTOR I’m sorry.) Someone! Get that bleeding under control! INT. . Sounds of distant fighting.S. Victor works on the head and face of a man on the ground. The officer draws his sword. OFFICER (O. OFFICER You! You’re a doctor. Victor looks up at his escorts. 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. VICTOR (O. The bleeding has been stopped. He’s stable but will require further treatment once you get him to the hospital. MILITARY COMMAND CENTER .3. VICTOR I’ve done all I can. Move! Victor resists but is forced from the room. You’ll have to.CONTINUOUS (DREAM) A ruined military command center. I have patients right here who need my attention. VICTOR But he’s my brother! MILITARY OFFICER I have my orders.) The General’s injured! I need a doctor immediately! The officer and a soldier approach Victor. quickly leaves. Victor grabs his bag.. Gasps of shock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JONATHAN Enough! I will not listen to any more of your superstitious dribble. We were having a hard time even before the Frankenstein boy’s unfortunate accident. rabbit. I say we take them and that’s final! CARSEN I wish we could figure out what’s scaring away all the game. please. FOREST . not a mother and her fawn. At the edge Jonathan. BEVAL Yes.33.. deer. Vegetable soup coming up! EXT. The lack of game has nothing to do with the castle. bear. You two take down the doe. Carsen and Beval kneel behind tall bushes.DAY A doe and fawn in a clearing. The men take out a black-fletched arrow from their quivers. VICTOR I’ve tried for years to get you to eat vegetables. BEVAL Jonathan. On my mark. JONATHAN All right then. I’ll take the fawn.. eating. We’ve been hunting for weeks and found nothing until today.nothing. Have I made myself clear? Beval hangs his head. BEVAL The forest is as creepy and haunted as that old castle... JONATHAN Quiet fool. casts his eyes downward. raise slightly and notch the arrows in their bows.

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

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

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

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

COURTYARD . Spencer reads it. I’m really hungry. sir. problem.. Spencer places items from the cart onto ground. VICTOR Thank you. SPENCER Vegetables. Victor hands Spencer a small note. JASON And a story later? Victor turns back. we have plenty of water. leather. Spencer. smiles. please. VICTOR You ate an hour ago! JASON I’m sorry. VICTOR We have plenty of those too. nods. Snow on ground. sir. near the STABLE. VICTOR Of course. Vegetables. This is what I’ll need next week. more vegetables. You sure you don’t need any help getting those supplies into the castle? . Next week then. Victor gathers used bandages from the floor.38. cloth. Victor turns to leave. FRANKENSTEIN CASTLE . Let me see what I can find. cloth.DAY Victor and Spencer in conversation. JASON Some water too. Daddy. if possible.. SPENCER That will do it for this week. VICTOR Alright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds of movement. Beval and Carsen restrain horses. CARSEN Beval was right. CARSEN I know. points down. bow drawn. The men look at each other. Sounds of horses panicking. JONATHAN The horses! The men rush to the horses. JONATHAN What? CARSEN Beval’s monster. moving restlessly. looks down.. A low. Carsen’s foot stands next to an enormous shoe print. JONATHAN And how do you know that? Carsen motions others to come closer. walks away. 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. CARSEN There’s more than one of them! . The horses are nervous. Jonathan.59. scans forest.that’s one big monster. guttural growl resonates.. BEVAL The monster! It’s here! Horses panic. burned! Jonathan pushes Beval out of the way. JONATHAN (CONT’D) How did this happen? Carsen stands near the cave entrance. Fleeting shapes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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