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?