THE NEW WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER BOOK!
At long last, this is the definitive Wet Hot American Summer book fans have been clamoring for! Screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter take pen to page and create a hilarious, behind-the-scenes annotated version of the original screenplay that launched a thousand Halloween costumes. They provide commentary on and insight into how and why they made the artistic decisions they did while writing and filming the movie that went on to become a true cult classic, as well as an ongoing Netflix series. The book will also feature reproduced ephemera from filming—photos, original (and scathing) reviews, AIM chat conversations, marked up script pages, and so much more. Written and curated by Wain and Showalter, this will be the must-have guide to all things Wet Hot. From Abrams Books.
“Wet Hot American Summer is one of the funniest films ever made. This is a must-read for any fan of comedy out there.”
— Rachel Bloom
“Watching Wet Hot American Summer for the first time was an ‘Aha’ moment for me. The blend of physical comedy—bizarrely specific—and wildly heightened characters made me see the vast possibilities within the world of making comedy, and making comedy with your friends.”
— Abbi Jacobson
“I saw Wet Hot American Summer opening weekend and it blew my comedy mind. And now this book has blown my book-about-classic-cult-comedy-with-insights-and-anecdotes-that-really-elevate-the-whole-experience-of-something-I-already-loved mind.”
— Nick Kroll
“If you love the movieWet Hot American Summeras much as I do, but for some reason don’t like watching it, then I guess this is the perfect book for you.”
— B. J. Novak
“A funny, poignant camp reunion.”
- Robert Lloyd, LA Times
“The spirit of Wet Hot American Summer is alive and well Ten Years Later”
- Erik Adams, AV Club
“Ten Years Later is yet another sweet, painfully funny, extremely worthy follow-up to a cult classic."”
- Tom Philip - GQ
And catch up on...
“First Day of Camp” PRESS!
Wet Hot American Summer, the movie, was filmed in 28 rainy days, May & June 2000 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
It premiered at the Sundance Festival in January 2001.
USA Films released the movie theatrically on July 27, 2001.
The DVD was released on January 2002, with the following elements:
super high quality director-supervised transfer
great behind-the-scenes footage
tons of deleted scenes
audio commentary with Wain, Showalter and Garofalo
songs from the movie
bios and cast comments
alternate soundtrack with lots of added farts
Midnight and outdoor screenings began in several cities August of 2003, and have increased in number every summer.
In August of 2011, many members of the cast celebrated the movie's 10th anniversary at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, highlighted in this Vulture article.
On January 21st, 2012, the original cast gathered at the San Francisco Sketchfest to perform a live radio play version of the film, which you can read about here on the Huffington Post.
SOME ARTICLES ABOUT THE MOVIE
25 Best Cult Movies of the Century (Taste of Cinema)
The Wet Hot roleplaying adventure game is here!
"A different kind of RPG, one in which players struggle with drugs, sex, and talking vegetables rather than orcs and dungeons."
"The Wet Hot American Summer tabletop game is D&D for comedy nerds"