Can’t get enough Wet Hot American Summer? The documentary is now on Netflix

wet hot american summer documentary netflix itunes
Here’s another treat for Wet Hot American Summer fans, just in case the Netflix prequel series wasn’t enough: Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot is now available. Thanks to set photographer Amy Rice, the documentary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the original cult classic. Amplify Releasing released the film on iTunes and other digital platforms including Netflix, today.

A low-budget indie flick, Wet Hot was the debut for filmmakers David Wain and Michael Showalter and its cast was full of largely unknown actors.  In the fifteen years since, though, many of the movie’s stars have skyrocketed to fame, including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and more. Knowing what we know now, it’s hilarious to see the then-newbie actors discuss the film.

“Don’t put my head on a naked Alyssa Milano’s body,” quips Poehler in the documentary, ironically naming an actress whose star power she’s since surpassed. Also entertaining is hearing Bradley Cooper share that he just graduated two days before arriving at the shoot. “Having the opportunity to work on a film was something I would jump at,” he says. Paul Rudd weighs in as well, joking, “If I could not find another job, I would like to be on this film.”

It was all but a given that the cast had a blast filming the original, hence their willingness to sign on for the Netflix prequel all these years later, and the footage confirms it. “This has been by far the wildest shoot that I’ve ever been on,” Poehler tells the camera. “Basically because we’re at a camp with no rules and now we’re all in our 30s, so we really know how to party.”

It’s the perfect movie to watch once your Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp binge is over. Amplify Releasing secured the worldwide distribution rights and quickly made the documentary available, for which we’re quite grateful.

Check out the trailer for Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot below.

Home Theater

Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere reminds us why Daenerys shouldn’t be queen

In the premiere episode of Game of Thrones' eighth season, Daenerys Targaryen is poised to rule the Seven Kingdoms, but all the evidence indicates that she's a terrible candidate for the job.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Netflix in March, from Buster Scruggs to Roma

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (April 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker: Everything we know so far

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker's first teaser trailer and plot details have arrived. Here's everything we know about the movie before it premieres in December 2019.
Movies & TV

The 7 best TV episodes you can watch on YouTube for free

TV networks have made a habit of putting episodes from popular series on YouTube for free. From premium platforms like Showtime to experimental newcomers like Viceland, we compiled a few of the best episodes available on YouTube.
Movies & TV

After Avengers: Endgame, what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Here's what we know so far about the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame, from rumors and speculation about Phase 4 of the MCU to confirmed facts, films, and television shows.
Movies & TV

Did I really watch that? Here's how to delete your Netflix viewing history

Everybody has some skeletons in their streaming closet, but you don't have to live with them if you don't want to. Learning how to delete your Netflix viewing history is easy, and we're here to help.
Movies & TV

Two Toy Story spinoffs schedule playdates with the Disney Plus streaming service

Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming video service Disney Plus will launch with an impressive catalog of classic content, new projects, and original shows and movies. Here is everything confirmed and rumored to be coming to the platform.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video and what’s leaving in May 2019

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in April and May, from new original series to classic films.
Home Theater

What’s new on Hulu in May 2019, and what’s leaving soon

Our complete list of what's new on Hulu for May 2019, our personal favorites, and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on all the site has to offer -- and ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Movies & TV

Final X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer sends Marvel’s mutants into space

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which puts the spotlight on Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner as the powerful, telepathic mutant Jean Grey.
Movies & TV

The best Black Mirror episodes are disturbing, mesmerizing, and provocative

After watching all 19 episodes across four seasons and one movie, we selected and ranked the best Black Mirror episodes released so far. Read on to find out if your favorite episode from the award-winning Netflix series made the list.
Movies & TV

From comedies to biopics, these are the best movies about music and musicians

The best movies about music range from hilarious comedies to powerful and informative biopics that illuminate the world of sonic expression from all possible angles. Here are our current favorites.