Dreams About Being Chased by a Killer

By on July 21, 2018

Dreaming that you are being chased by a killer can be one of THEE most horrifying nightmares imaginable; and get this: having a dream about being chased is one of the most common dreams that people have. Sucks, right?

 Dreams about being chased by a killer

Yes, it’s true that being chased makes our hearts pound out of our chest and leave us with a fright the moment we open our eyes. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad, in fact, these nightmares have some serious meanings behind them that we need to look into instead of brushing them off as another ‘bad dream’.

You’re Struggling From a Real Life Situation

Some people go through some horrendous things in life, and having a dream that you are being chased can simply be your brain remembering the horrible experience; especially if you have been chased by an actual bad person before, or have been stalked by someone scary, or simply been through another bad situation in which you felt afraid- just like you did in your nightmare.

If you’re having bad dreams in relation to an actual real life event, you may want to seek help so these dreams do not continue and you can get rid of some of that pent up fear and PTSD.

Being Chased By a Human

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Believe it or not, dreams of being chased and the meanings behind it actually change depending on what is chasing you. If you dreamed that you are being chased by a human, pay attention to who the person is. Is it someone you are afraid of or weary of? Is it someone you are jealous of? Is it someone you are in love with, but don’t want to be? Pay close attention to the person that is chasing you. If you can figure out the person, you can understand why it is happening.

On the other hand, if you could not see the actual person that was chasing you, it could be a sign that you’re running away from real life situations or emotions. Perhaps you are scared and running from a problem in your life, such as a big paper due at the end of the week. You may also be running away from feelings, whether it’s something sweet yet scary like love or something more intense like hatred or jealousy.

Again, pay close attention to your dream and what’s happening in your own life. Having a dream of being chased may mean you’re running from something, someone, or some emotion you need to overcome.

Being Chased By an Animal

Animals can be killers too, especially if you’re dreaming about larger-than-life animals or ones that have giant teeth, such as a lion, shark, or gorilla. However, the most common reason why you may have a dream about a killer animal chasing you is because you have some sort of pent of aggression that you are not handling in your real life.

After having a frightening dream such as this, you need to assess the situations in your life and how you are reacting to them. This dream should show you that you need to release your anger and move forward in life.

How to Stop Having These Nightmares

The only way to truly stop these nightmares is to understand what (or who) you are running from and handle the situation properly. Sometimes it can be a simple fix while other times it may take more work, but in the end you will feel better both in and out of your dreams.


The next time you wake up with your heart pounding out of your chest and your breath panting and wheezing from fear from your dream of being chased by a killer, understand why you are having the dream and go on from there. While sometimes we are just nervous worry warts that have a bad dream because we believe it’s something that could truly happen, other times it is a representation that we are running from something and need to handle the situation for inner peace.

Have you ever had a dream where you were being chased by a killer? What happened in your dream and what do you think it meant?


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    February 11, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I been having dreams of it might sound funny but michael meyers trying to get me . In the dreams he is there but hasn’t killed me yet. But i feel so neevous and sick in the dream he trys to walk in the house and hide but doesn’t get me or kill me . Its super scary when i wake up. I haven’t watched a Halloween movie in a long time . And to be honest i am not scared of him cus i am a bug fan of the movie. Any suggestions

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      The dream seems to show some kind of fear that a familiar person or influence in your life could cause you harm. The dream only shows what is going on in your subconscious mind, so it is unlikely that anything like this will actually end up happening in your life.

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    Mental Illness Human

    January 8, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    In my dreams, I’m getting chased by a demonic like creature, and always it kills me at the end, but it doesn’t feel like a nightmare. My friend told me something about a mental illness for this or something, I’m not sure.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 9, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      Having a dream like this doesn’t mean that you have a mental illness. Most likely, it just means that you fear some outside or uncontrollable influence that could cause you harm. The running away and dying probably means you feel unable to confront and overcome this problem in your waking life.

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    November 23, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I had a dream : while i was eating at work, i was located by a known dangerous person in my dream(but someone unknown to me in real life). His name was Brandon and everyone was saying prior to this “Brandon is dangerous”. So when he sat next to me at lunch, i felt scared but decided to be friendly with him, though i wasn’t sure why he would sit next to me. He was friendly at first then he started asking me questions like “are your friends here today” (a tall boy and a girl, not known to me in real life) and fool me replied “no they didn’t come today”, and then he started acting weird like he had his own meal but he grabbed mine and he put it in a bag, and he grabbed his and did the same and he started staring at me with a smile. I didn’t know what to do and “Brandon is dangerous” kept playing in my head. I said i have to go to the toilet and once there i started looking for my work supervisor and as i just found her she was with other people and i was about to tell her but i saw brandon was looking for me. I got scared and started running, and when i looked back he was there a little far behind me, saw me and started running after me. He was getting more and more closer to me, because he was fast, when i woke up.
    When i got back to sleep i was at home safe and i informed my parents about it. The next day at work, my 2 friends(tall boy and a girl) were here and i saw Brandon looking for me with his eyes. But i run towards my 2 friends and hugged them saying i missed you and started talking with them to avoid Brandon coming closer to me. He didn’t approch me the whole day because i was glued to these 2 friends. But at night,when we finished work, my 2 friends were already gone and i started walking towards home really afraid. I saw Brandon hiding in a corner of the eye and at that moment i saw mother was there waiting for me to walk home with me. I got home safely and it all changed to another dream not related to this topic.
    This dream was really scary and i could see clearly the face of Brandon but i don’t recognise him at all in real life.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 12:29 am

      This dream is a reflection of stresses that you are navigating in your life. It seems that you should take this time to look inward and navigate your feelings. If you have a similar dream in the future, then address your concerns with him inside of the dream, as this will reduce similar dreams from manifesting in the future.

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    November 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I comprehend dreams differently and I have a lot of strange ones so try to bear with me. I’m curious to know what this one means because though it was strange, it was vivid. Recently I had a dream about being chased by a serial killer. I saw the face really clearly and it wasn’t someone I knew, then again I work a retail job so I see a lot of different names and faces on a daily basis. The killer was an alcoholic and before he would go out on a murder spree. He’d always drink vodka out of a crystal skull, and the way he got those crystal skulls full of liquor was that he’d stand and wait for people to leave the liquor store and brutally stab them and take their bottles which always was shaped like a skull. At first he had me hostage for a bit and had me working as his servant until his next spree so I had to get him his alcohol and tell him when people were leaving the store and if I didn’t then I would die. He then got a really good bottle of liquor and asked me not to give it to him because he wanted to save it for afterwards like a victory drink and that was after letting me out so he could hunt me down. That ticked me off more than it scared me so I opened the window and tossed that crystal skull out the window and ran down past him into what looked like a mall food court. He kept screaming and screaming for me to bring him his drink but I kept running yelling back that there was none. He then started chasing me screaming at me for being incipient and went into detail about how he wanted to fillet me open. When I was running I saw a restaurant table but didn’t hide underneath it so I ran down these dark stairs to what looked like a factory. The killer chased me there and I looked around for a place to hide because it was so pitch black inside. I found a broken machine and decide to crawl under it but the machine recently overheated so I ended up burning myself on the hot metal. But that entire time he was down there with me humming soft nursery rhymes and his boots echoed across the floor getting closer. The burn I got was what woke me up but in all honesty I wasn’t really that scared of the killer. If anything the dream felt more aggravating than it did scary.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 12, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Dreams of being chased or attacked are manifestations of concerns or worries that you may be dealing with in your life. Alcohol seemed to be important in this dream, and this may be impacting your life. If you have similar dreams in the future, then you should address whoever is chasing you regarding their purpose. This will reduce similar dreams from appearing in the future.

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