Inspired by such Japanese fantasy cinema as anime and tokusatsu, and set on the eve of Y2k, writer/director Eric McEver's Iké Boys pits three newly super-powered teenagers against a doomsday cult plotting to free an imprisoned group of Old Gods intent on wiping out humanity. An anime DVD blessed with ancient magic transform Oklahoma high school seniors Shawn (Quinn Lord) and Vik (Ronak Gandhi), and Japanese exchange student Miki (Christina Higa) into Earth's mightiest heroes. But their efforts to save the world are hindered by their growing differences. The cast also includes Billy Zane, Ben Browder, and The Princess Blade's Rumiko Shaku. Representing Eric McEver's feature-film directorial debut, Iké Boys screens 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Alamo South Lamar during Fantastic Fest 2021. Quinn Lord, who currently stars in the Netflix series Firefly Lane, played Sam in director Michael Dougherty's horror anthology Trick 'r Treat. Ronan Gandhi has appeared in Lucifer and 2 Broke Girls. Musician and DJ Christina Higa makes her acting debut in Ike Boys.
Posted: Sept. 26, 2021.