“Giving you the heads-up”

Films: The Borrower (1991)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: What makes alien species believe that all their trash is better off on Earth? Questions for another day. For the moment, let's try and handle the filth they've sent recently.

History: A serial killer back on his home planet, this malevolent alien was turned into a human and banished to Earth as punishment, where his kind was sure he'd perish. Alas, they also informed him that his human guise wouldn't last long, so now he has to literally wear the heads of his victims so that he can go undetected. But now, the authorities are after this "borrower", wherever he may be.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: After getting shot up by those hot on his trail, the Borrower is carted off in an ambulance...but if some odd visions are to go by, he isn't finished yet...

Powers/Abilities: Can mimic the bodies of others after attaching their heads to himself.

Weakness: If he doesn't find another head in a few hours, his current one will explode and reveal him. Otherwise, anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-His base form looks like an anthropomorphic cicada, and he's so unhinged that his entire race couldn't stand him. Beware anyone who bears a weird gash on their neck. It could be the Borrower...

Trivia: -This film was meant to be released in 1988, but Atlantic Entertainment Group's closing unceremoniously shelved it until Cannon Films released it in 1991.

-The alien who escorts the Borrower to Earth was voiced by Richard Wharton, who would later play a major character in 2004's "Dragon Storm".


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Good news is that he won't ask for your social security number.

"Arrest me all you want. Just stop comparing me to Zorak already.
"Word up from several galaxies away, yo!"

Could have borrowed a fresher body, but no...

The changing room from Hell.
He saw the can of raid in his hand. That human never stood a chance.



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