THE HUMAN TORNADO

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Dec 7 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:96 minutes
Director:Cliff Roquemore (Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law)
Year Released:1976
Production Country:United States
Language:English
Website:facebook.com/ICgrindhouse
Trailer:youtu.be/TfgKJ9G_2fg

Description

Wednesday gets weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

The Human Tornado (1976)

Directed by Cliff Roquemore (Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law)

Rudy Ray Moore's Dolemite is back and he's nerve-shattering... brain-battering... mind-splattering... A ONE MAN DISASTER!

"As much as I love Dolemite, it simply can’t compare to Human Tornado, which is, in my unquestionably expert opinion, a far superior film, and the place to start if you’ve never seen one of Moore’s movies.  But be warned… Human Tornado isn’t for the faint hearted, easily offended, or anyone who takes the art of cinema too seriously.” - David F. Walker, BadAzz Mofo


"The Human Tornado plays out less like a movie and more like a variety show, featuring extended sequences of Broadway dancers, lounge singers, comedians, and Central American nunchuckers; no part of that sentence is a joke.” - Brian Salisbury, Film School Rejects


"Sexual mishaps, martial arts misadventures and Rudy's own special brand of humor.  What more could you want?" - Ken Kish, Video Wasteland: Rental, Reference and Review Guide


"This time, the bad guys are rednecks and mobsters.  We also get to see pudgy Rudy Ray Moore naked on more occasions than we might wish." - Lars Nilsen, Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of The American Genre Film Archive


"A gangster's mistress has a sex-dream sequence with naked musclemen going down a playground slide.  There are also musical numbers, car chases, and speeded-up fight scenes." - Michael J. Weldon, The Psychotronic Video Guide

Dolemite is back and badder than ever, returning to L.A. to discover Queen Bee’s club has been taken over by mobsters. Plus, they’ve kidnapped two of Queen Bee’s top girls! With the law hot on his tail, Dolemite rounds up the baaaaadest kung-fu-fighters in town, culminating in one of the craziest surprise endings in all of blaxploitation.

Restoration courtesy of Xenon Pictures, Vinegar Syndrome, and American Genre Film Archive