|Directed by||John McNaughton|
|Written by||Mason Nage; Richard Fire|
|Produced by||William H. Coleman; Steven A. Jones; R.P. Sekon|
|Music by||Ken Hale; Steven A. Jones; Robert McNaughton|
|Cinematography||Julio Macat; Robert C. New|
|Edited by||Elena Maganini|
|Release date(s)||October 19th, 1991|
|Running time||92 min.|
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.
|Rae Dawn Chong||Diana Pierce|
|Don Gordon||Charles Krieger|
|Tom Towles||Bob Laney|
|Larry Pennell||Captain Scarcelli|
|Tony Amendola||Doctor Cheever|
|Richard Wharton||Alien pilot|
|Tami Clatterbuck||Michelle Chodiss|
|Tom Allard||Ruben Whitefeather|
|Lorrie Marlow||Nurse Wilson|
|John Martinuzzi||Man outside bar|
|Mark Rosenblatt||Locker attendant|
|Will Gotay||Paramedic #1|
|Chrisotpher MacLean||Paramedic #2|
|Steve De Clark||Paramedic #3|
|Tonya Lee Williams||Desk nurse|
|Cindy Folkerson||Female guard|
|Jack Lightsy||FBI #1|
|Chad Taylor||FBI #2|
|Stuart Cornfield||Police photographer|
|Gregory R. Wolf||Prisoner|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Director John McNaughton is best known for his 1986 psycho-thriller film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. A television commercial for the film can be heard in the hospital scene in The Borrower.
- This is the final film work for actor Don Gordon. He also appeared in Omen III: The Final Conflict and The Exoricst III.
- 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.
- Writer Richard Fire was also a co-writer and acting coach on Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. He also played the role of Doctor Seaton in the 1988 film Poltergeist III.
- This is the only horror film work for producer William H. Coleman.