I don’t care if you watch pro wrestling
or not … when you hear the word “undertaker”, there’s one man
who comes to mind: Mark Lamont Calaway, better known to wrestling
nerds as The Dead Man. While the man from the darkest parts of kayfabe’s Death Valley
virtually owns the name, I’d contend that another fictional character
not only beat him to the punch, but arguably did the role even
better. I’m talking about Uncle Roscoe, played by Joe Spinell in the
1988 horror movie classic The Undertaker.
Honestly, I’d never heard of this movie
until recently. But I’m glad I did, because it was pretty damn solid
and got me thinking about the potential of a movie based on WWE’s
phenom. Hey, it could totally happen! One day.