The second contest we've come up with, seeing as Demon Theory beyond the top story itself, is also a great way to learn about the history of the horror film genre, has to do with just that.
Please post in thecomments section of this post, what scene from a film generally regarded as a horror film, are you most embarrassed to admit scared the excrement out of you? Have your comment posted by 9 P.M. PST Friday, February 2, 2007 and we'll notify the winner - that person that we LBC members feel most embarrassed for - early next week.
Myself, I can think of four scenes at least that I remember physically rising up off of the seat in recoil (though thankfully I do not recall shrieking). Three of them cause little to no embarrassment - Alien - the alien leaping from the pod; Alien - the dinner scene; Jaws - the head popping out of the Orca; and then there's the movie that causes my head to hang in shame - It's Alive. I can honestly say there was a week or two where I absolutely refused to drink milk as a child thanks to this one.