“Power Was Given Unto Them”: The “Evil Albino” Stereotype in Horror Fiction

“Power Was Given Unto Them”: The “Evil Albino” Stereotype in Horror Fiction

Albinism is a serious and incurable genetic defect resulting in a lack of pigment. According to centuries of fiction, this lack of pigment translates into a lack of moral character; hence, the “Evil Albino” has passed into clichedom.