Way back at the turn of the century, David Wain and Michael Showalter gathered a bunch of their comedy friends and shot a low-budget comedy about a group of counselors on the last day of summer camp. It was called Wet Hot American Summer, and most critics weren’t kind. It didn’t even gross $300,000.
Fourteen years later, it has grown into a cult success and spawned an eight-episode prequel on Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which brought back the entire adult cast, including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, and David Hyde Pierce.
If that reunion isn’t enough for you and you need to spend more time at Camp Firewood, there is news that is good. The Wet Hot folks are releasing a documentary about the movie. Culled from more than 25 hours of behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the movie, Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot American Summer aims to show you exactly what happened in the spring of 2000 at a camp in Pennsylvania. Watch the trailer to see a partying Poehler, a bit of group beatboxing, a wide-eyed rookie named Bradley, and a little too much of A.D. Miles.