“Boneheads aren't always funny”

Films: Skeleton Man (2004)

Alias: Cottonmouth Joe

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Evil Native American folks coming back from the dead? A tired and implicitly racist film premise. A murderer of Native Americans coming back from the dead? Much better. Gives us someone we could hate, undead or not.

History: Cottonmouth Joe was a vile killer of tribes back in the day, but he was eventually put down for his crimes. However, once a burial ground got disturbed, Cottonmouth Joe rose from the dead as the dreaded Skeleton Man, an invincible undead warrior out to kill anyone living in or around the woods. Now a whole strike team is pitted against this one man. But there's a lot to fear from a man with literally nothing to lose...

Notable Kills: Snipes a helicopter out of the sky with nothing but a bow and arrow.

Final Fate: After killing everyone sent to kill him, Skeleton Man's reign of terror is seemingly brought to an end when he's led to a generator room at a chemical plant. One loose wire later, and the whole place blows up with him in it. However, there are strong implications that he survived that too...

Powers/Abilities: Amazing strength and great resilience, as well as a affinity for traditional Native American weapons such as tomahawks and the bow.

Weakness: Heavy artillery...we think.

Scariness Factor: 4-In all honesty, this guy looks like a Halloween grim reaper more than anything else. All that said, he's certainly the most dangerous guy you've ever seen in that getup. Anyone who can bring down heavy aircraft with a single shot of a basic weapon or beat down your ass six ways till Sunday in single combat is not to be trifled with.

Trivia: -Cottonmouth Joe was played by Dominiquie Vandenberg, who was known for teaching Leonardo DiCaprio how to knife fight for "Gangs of New York", among other things involving acting and stunts.

-For some strange reason, Germany marketed this film as a comedy, poking fun at Ed Wood in the advertising.

Image Gallery

And they are unpleasant.

The Incredibly Melting Skeleton Man.

Hawkeye looks at this, officially vindicated.

The last place you want to die at the claws of a Halloween decoration.
A grown-up Child of the Corn?

"Alas, poor random victim. I knew thee not very well."