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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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