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Film / The Borrower

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The Borrower is a 1991 Sci-Fi Horror movie by The Cannon Group.

An alien murderer who is sent to Earth by its brethren as punishment and proceeds to steal human heads when its old ones wear out.

Not to be confused with The Borrowers (1997) or the books the latter film is loosely based on, about a Wainscot Society of miniature humanoids.

This film provides examples of:

  • Catapult Nightmare: Diana jumps awake after having a nightmare wherein she's sexually assaulted by an escaped sex offender she had a part in arresting earlier.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Scully escapes from the hospital by assaulting and knocking out the female cop who was guarding him. He ties her up and rapes her before he steals her clothes to walk out of the hospital. He even puts on her underwear and lipstick.
  • *Drool* Hello: Variation, where the Not Quite Dead alien hunches over a coroner working at a table and starts dripping blood next to her.
  • Face Stealer: An alien killer is only partially turned into a human being and dumped on Earth as punishment by its brethren. Periodically it will need to steal the heads of a nearby human, taking on their appearance and acquiring their memories in the process.
  • Mugged for Disguise: A sex offender, wounded and captured by the Police, escapes from hospital by knocking out a female police officer, leaving her bound and gagged on his hospital bed, and walking out of the hospital wearing her uniform. Her entire uniform, including her underwear.
  • Not Quite Dead: Every time the cops think the alien is dead (well, it didn't have a pulse), it just gets up to continue its murdering rampage.
  • Rape Discretion Shot: When Sully rapes a female cop he subdued to escape from the hospital, it's made even creepier because the camera focuses on a news report and we only hear what's happening.