Films: The Bone Eater (2007)
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.
Summary: The white man's deeds upon his fellow man, they who they unjustly called Redskins, were inexcusable. But sometimes, it's best to leave sleeping curses lie. Because more times than not, it benefits no one.
History: In the 19th century, six renegades led by the vile Chief Tunaq led an assault on the Katonah tribe, as well as their white oppressors, and led a campaign of terror until they were killed and buried without fanfare...in a place where some modern day miners would discover a sacred bone tomahawk. Shortly afterwards, a monstrous creature known as the Bone Eater, heavily implied to be Tunaq resurrected, killed them all, but not before one heroically used the tomahawk to imprison the beast before death. Unfortunately, thirty years after that, some corrupt folk decided to build on the Bone Eater's tomb, awakening it from its rest to haunt the desert and kill whoever even makes eye contact with it. Only the sacred tomahawk can hope to stop it before it resurrects the rest of the renegades and achieves immortality.
Notable Kills: When it disintegrates, it disintegrates! The people do, mind you.
Final Fate: After a days-long rampage, the Bone Eater is put to rest once more when the tomahawk is embedded in its chest, imprisoning it...in a road. While the ending says its forever imprisoned again, it's a little hard to believe that it won't be having noise complaints anytime soon.
Powers/Abilities: So much as touching the Bone Eater will reduce you to dust. It can also form its own bones into weapons, with a large bone greatsword as his favorite. Also, it can create a skeletal horse made of bones and dust to ride upon.
Weakness: Only the bone tomahawk it was buried with can banish it from the mortal realm.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-We really wish we could rate this boney menace higher considering his imposing design and terrifying abilities. But the CGI is just plain awful, with its antics looking like something out of an old video game. It doesn't help that its horse gallops rather slowly in spite of being able to keep up with motorcycles.
Trivia: -This film was directed by Jim Wynorski, the same guy who did that garbage remake of "Not of This Earth" in 1988. Anyone remember that?
-An example of an undead monster in Native American mythology, aside from the Wendigo, is the Skudakumooch, a sort of ghost-witch conceived by the Wabanaki tribe. It is a shaman that has become corrupted by black magic, and comes out at night to harm and curse the living. It can be warded off by fire, according to many.