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?


  1. Gaby Martinez

    October 3, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve had this reocurring dream but the place changes each time. Sometimes it’s in a dorm, apartment, workplace,home, on the road etc.
    I’m being chased by a man in a mask hes trying to kill me.
    I hide from him or run to get away.
    I escape but he always creep up or finds me soon after.
    Like I can get away but hes there lurking.

    And in my dream I know He’s near because a eery song says the same word each time. Giving me fear and anxiety. I have female friends who help me escape and a attractive man Who is my sense in comfort.

    I always wake up when I escape or when he finds me again.

    What could this mean?
    I’ve had this dream a couple times already

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Repetitive dreams are reflections of a strong feeling or thought. However, they are not dreams of fact or of the future. You are aware that there are violent people in the world. You may find benefit in abstaining from watching violent and dramatic media. The women and man in your dreams who support you may be reflections of those in your life who care for you. Have a great day, Gaby!

  2. DZEN

    August 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I had a dtþream last night, about a certain guy having a little conversation in the road with his girl and me along the road eating some fruits. Then there comes an army man looking for his colleagues and He didn’t found any of his colleagues but instead he saw this two lovers talking in a dark road and he throw a rock to them. And the Boy got angry for what the army man did so the guy chased him and about to kill him with a gun but then He never kill the army and he ended up chasing by that army man and try to kill him too. I got very scared that moment because of the thing I saw, so I ran with the guy because I am afraid that the army man might kill me for what I saw. So We ran toward our house and just when i’m about to close the gate,the army man was already standing infront of it so I went outside the house and explaining and telling the killer that I have nothing to do with them and I immediatly run and I was frightened and dont know with way I go, should i go left or right way. And then the guy who was chasing by the killer, with his motorcycle,came and ask me to come and ride to get rid of the killer,but then I refusd and I look for my way out on my own.

    PS. I dont know the army man, but the guy who chased is a celebrity.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of a wife variety of influences in your life. It is possible that your experiences with people in the military may have influenced this dream. You may have something in your life that is causing you stress. If you have similar dreams in the future, then speak with whoever or whatever is chasing you, as this will cause these dreams to manifest less frequently. Have a great day, Dzen!

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