Ibiza Undead – aka Zombie Spring Breakers – is a 2016 British comedy horror film written and directed by Andy Edwards (Three’s a Shroud; Blaze of Gory; Grindsploitation: The Movie) and produced by Elisar Cabrera for Templeheart Films (The Seasoning House, Devil’s Tower, Deranged).
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The film stars Cara Theobold, Emily Atack, Emily Atack, Homer Todiwala, Jordan Coulson, Matt King, Marcia Do Vales, Matt Kennard, Alex Felton, Ed Kear and features Xfm’s Alex Zane (Cain Hill; Cannibals and Carpet Fitters) as a club host.
A group of young people goes 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…
“The story moves along nicely but feels bloated in places due to an abundance of characters. Also, one of our trio of heroes, Big Jim, is a little too crass and sex-obsessed to win the audience over. A sun-soaked zombie adventure than plays for laughs, Ibiza Undead won’t set the world alight, but it’s a great choice for a fun night in with friends.” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News
“It’s a bit light on the expected gore gags, spending more time on the fun in the sun silliness and youthful sex comedy business. It’s no Sean – it isn’t even Dead Set, Stalled or Harold’s Going Stiff, but there honestly are dozens of worse zombie movies stumbling around out there.” The Kim Newman Web Site
“It’s a nice swipe at British attitudes and loutish behaviour abroad that is reckless and clueless to its effects. There’s also an interesting brief side story mentioned at the start that explains how Britain is under a zombie epidemic currently controlled by the military and that a certain political party is blaming it on immigrants. The film does deliver at least a decent bit of zombie carnage though not much gore…” James Pemberton, UK Horror Scene
” …one of the film’s running gags is that, despite the unfolding apocalypse, everyone here continues trying to eke as much fun as they can from the rapidly fading party vibe. Whether that fun translates for the viewer is another question. There is some savvy, self-conscious wit to be found here, but also a lot of cake-eating sexism and hit-or-miss inanity, culminating in a blooper reel over the closing credits.” Anton Bitel, Projected Figures
“It is neither original nor one of the best examples of the curious sub-genre of the British zombie comedy. There’s an amateurishness to the proceedings (especially the acting) but somehow it all ends up quite endearing […] there’s the sense that this was shot in a hell of a rush – another couple of takes might have helped to make some of the scenes are bit less stilted (and with fewer dialogue trip-ups).” John Llewellyn Probert, House of Mortal Cinema
“Surprisingly, for a film based in Ibiza, the soundtrack is as bland as the taste buds of the undead leaving nothing more than a late night snack when you really have no other choice to watch. Ibiza Undead is a zombie film on vacation but one that feels as though the parents tagged along and gatecrashed the party. This should have been fun, but in trying too hard to be “cool” and attract the lad market of immature 14-year-olds, it fails at being funny or enjoyable.” BloodGuts UK Horror
“Ibiza Undead has its moments of wit and intelligence, but for every good joke (or at least, disarmingly cheap one) there’s at least ten other banal, misogynistic one-liners. Cheap, sleazy, morally objectionable, and full of utterly repulsive people (Alex Zane is in this movie) and brain-dead zombies…” Joel Harley, Horror Talk
“Taking a very current and clever satirical side swipe at immigration, desensitisation, youth culture and even teenage attitudes to STD’s, Ibiza Undead has a lot more going on than you may expect however don’t worry it still delivers graphic gore and plenty of undead madness to keep horror hounds happy with some cracking effects.” Love Horror
The film’s world premiere was at the Horror Channel FrightFest in London on 26 August 2016. Soda Pictures released the film on DVD on 20 March 2017.
In North American, the film was released on Amazon Prime as Zombie Spring Breakers