I consider this to be the best of the "Elm Street" films, but I didn't always feel this way. I first saw the film via a VHS tape that my grandparents got me for the Christmas of, I believe it was '95. I had seen a trailer here and there on TV, but beyond that, I hadn't heard anything about the film. I was quite excited to see it, however, as I was a fan of the series. Suffice to say, when I popped the tape into the VCR, I was soon confused as to what I was seeing. I didn't hate the film, mind you. It just left me wondering what I had watched. The complete 180 compared to the rest of the series left me dumbfounded at the time. I kept the tape, and as the years passed, my fondness for the film grew and grew, as did my understanding of the storyline. On a similar note, my love for some of the more juvenile entries in the series waned considerably. They're the type of movies I'd say you grow out of, but New Nightmare is the opposite. Still, I remember that original viewing with a sense of nostalgia despite my initial reaction. Anyway, I was wondering about the experiences others had with the film on their initial viewing. There wasn't as much info or ways of getting it back in the mid 90's, so I was curious if anyone went into the film completely fresh like I did and if you have any stories to share about seeing it for the first time. Do tell.