24 November 2012 10:59 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Welcome to Icons Firsts, a new bi-weekly column where your devoted Icons contributors fess up and share their first experiences discovering a horror classic! We wanted to not only make things a bit more personal here on Icons Of Fright, but we wanted to open up the floor (so to speak) and encourage you to share your firsts as well in the comments section below. Our first entry? The original 1984 classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. So how did each member of the Fright staff first come face to face with Freddy Krueger? Read on to find out!

Rob G.: The original Nightmare On Elm Street is what single-handedly converted me into a horror fanatic, and in turn is responsible for the existence of this very website! Back when I was around 10 years old, I had two older cousins Marchello and Silvi that my parents would always leave me »

- Rob Galluzzo

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