The Borrower is an American horror film of the science fiction subgenre. It was directed by John McNaughton and written by Mason Nage and Richard Fire. It premiered in New York City, New York on October 19th, 1991. The movie stars Rae Dawn Chong as Diana Pierce, Don Gordon as Charles Krieger and Tom Towles as Bob Laney. The premise of the film involves an alien serial killer who comes to Earth and begins randomly slaughtering people. When his physical form begins to lose cohesion, he tries to blend in with the general populace by "borrowing" people's skins.

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  • The Borrower was first screened at the Seattle International Film Festival in May of 1991.
  • Characters can be seen watching scenes from The Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie, which was released in 1987.
  • This film has been referenced in the 1999 Oscar-winning film American Beauty.
  • The idea of aliens borrowing people's skins in order to blend in is also used in the 1997 comedy Men In Black and the 2012 comedy The Watch.

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