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

Durkis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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