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

Durkis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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