Writer: Andy Edwards (Screenplay)
Starring: Cara Theobold, Emily Atack, Algina Lipskis, Jordan Coulson, Homer Todiwala
Plot: A group of young people head to Ibiza for the holiday of a lifetime – all the sun, sea and sex they can handle. If only there wasn’t a zombie outbreak getting in the way.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Fun Horror Comedy
Story: Ibiza Undead starts as we learn that there is a zombie outbreak in the world but not enough to stop the world functioning. We have four friends Ellie (Theobold), Alex (Coulson), Az (Todiwala) and Big Jim (Kear) heading to Ibiza for a party holiday with Alex’s sister Liz (Atack) and Zara (Lipskis). Around the island an importer of zombies Karl (King) has lost his shipment which brings the zombies to the island.
When the zombies arrive the friends, well that is a loose term must work together to survive and make it out of the villa alive. Here we get plenty of zombie comedy kills throughout the night.
Thoughts on Ibiza Undead
Characters – Ellie is the former girlfriend of Alex’s that gets invited on the holiday even though she isn’t a party animal like the rest of the people on the holiday. Liz is the sister of Alex that is prepared for the sun sea and sex holiday. Zara is the flirty seductive one of the girls who is happy to use her body to get what she wants. Alex is the main male lead that is on a lads holiday but brings his ex-girlfriend along, Big Jim is the loud mouth of the friends with Az being the shy awkward one.
Story – Young British tourists versus zombies in Ibiza, well that is the simple story to follow, it offers nothing new to the genre but gives us laughs along the way. It is an easy story to follow and if you are game to watch an easy to watch horror comedy it works for casual storytelling fans.
Comedy/Horror – The comedy is British through and through which works if you understand how we think. The horror is just typical zombie guidelines which have gore moments but never reach the full effects of scare.
Settings – Ibiza makes for a new and good setting for a zombie twist even if the film does feel like it could be a film version of Dead Island.
Special Effects – The effects work for film getting a few laughs at times and we know we have good zombie moments.
Final Thoughts – This is a fun horror comedy that hits more often than it misses but one I feel Brits will enjoy more.
Overall: Good little British comedy.