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The Borrower (1991)

R | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1991 (Mexico)
Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.

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Michelle Chodiss (as Tami Clatterbuck)
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Ruben Whitefeather
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Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Written by Rob Hartill

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Two actors from director John McNaughton's previous film, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), appear in this film: Tom Towles and Tracy Arnold. They are joined by thirteen Henry crew members: Richard Fire, Steven A. Jones, Elena Maganini, Rick Paul, Cory Coken, Frank Coronado, Robert McNaughton, Jim Moore, Ric Coken, Mic Fabus, Bernd Rantscheff, Ken Hale, and Dan Haberkorn. See more »

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Cool horror movie, something different!!!
9 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Borrower (1991) is a very good horror, it's very bizarre but i really enjoyed it, Tom Towles and Antonio Fargas made this a very fun outing!!! The movie is about this alien who has committed a bad crime on his own planet and his punishment for the crime is that he is brought to earth and forced to live in a human form!! The aliens head soon explodes when arriving on earth and he goes around stealing other peoples heads, hot on the chase of the alien is a police detective woman (Rae Dawn Chong), the only thing she finds at the scene of the killings is the severed head of the previous victim!!! Like i said before, this movie is very bizarre but yet it's really cool and the characters are all great fun, it has some good gore and special effects too, hunt this down if you like movies like "The Hidden" and "Something is out there".

I give "The Borrower" a well deserved 9/10.


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