Over the weekend, I had the opportunity (sure, that’s the right word) to watch The Bone Eater on the Scifi Network. This movie “starred” Bruce Boxleitner, Walter Koenig, Gil Gerard, and William Katt.
This had to be one of the cheesiest looking critters in movie monster history. The Bone Eater had a couple of modes — walking and jumping — and if he wanted to really get crazy, he could ride a bony/dust cloud of a horse to catch up with frightened men on motorcycles or in trucks driving downhill really fast.
What to like? Nothing really. Except for the fact that it took me nearly all of the movie to figure out who Gil Gerard was — only to figure out that he was the old frumpy cop who pretty much didn’t do anything. Koenig is in for one scene, as is Katt. And Boxleitner does such a horrible performance at the end (as a Native American no less) that it almost made me forget Tron and his years in Babylon 5.
You can see a really detailed review at: http://www.dreadcentral.com/node/25528
But it’s not really worth the effort of Tivo’ing even. The story was horrid. The acting was horrid. The SFX were laughable. And all that kept me watching to the end, like I said, was trying to figure out which old fart was Gil Gerard.
Anyway… Hope you find something else to watch on TV. This gets 1 out of 4 stars simply because it kept me watching to the end. I’m not saying that was a good thing.
Don’t waste your time unless you want to watch a bunch of old sci-fi heroes fall hard.