When a road crew begins digging up a local highway, suddenly several people turn up dead. But it's the manner of their death that puzzles the local sheriff it's as if their bones have been sucked out of their bodies! The local Indians insist it's the work of the BONE EATER, an ancient Indian spiritual avenger whose rest was disturbed by the highway crew. The locals believe it's the grisly work of the Indian tribe who opposed the new highway. The sheriff would like to believe in the mythical BONE EATER, but his big city pragmatism keeps him from accepting the fanciful explanation. Until, of course, more grizzly murders happen as the BONE EATER returns to exact a strange revenge on the entire town.