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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    March 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I just had this dream that someone callef me and telling me he lost his phone in a certain area i don’t know why i even let him tell me the exact place where it was lost and i even went there. Then when i told him on the phone that it was not there, i think i saw him on under the tree, it was dark but i can see silluet, he’s on hoodie, he want me to come near him, but i already knew what he will do, then there is this girl who appeared and holding a knif really angry to me and then, i just saw my self running away from them. A lot of people saw us and i asked for help but none of them are helping they are just cheering. until i just remember i have this big bag, and i told my killer that i have gun, then i was acting that i’m getting the gun, then they stepped back. So i went again to the same road where he first called me, there is a house now they are open and i asked for their help, but they wont help me, until i confronted my killer, she want to kill herself because the knife is pointing to her now, and i already has the feeling that the killer wants to kill him now. then i woke up.

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      March 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of a wide variety of influences in your life. You are aware of violent events that are occurring in the world. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade from your mind. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help to draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Pinky!

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    February 17, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I just woke from a dream where I went this big house in the country and realized that this place was a trap and I saw some old man kill a police officer and he wanted to kill me too so trying to escape I made it outside and saw my sister she had got keys to this van with the whole back missing just the two seats up front but it worked we were driving through a dirt road maze that led us to these rundown trailer homes the van got stuck in the mud we knocked on this door for help but they were there to help the killer we ran towards a fence but couldnt go that way because of an overflowing fast moving river. We went another way it seemed riverway we tried to go we would end up back in the same place in front of the original house and the killer would find us again we went down some way where there was alot of junk and I found some beautiful rocks I picked a few up and was gonna put them in my pocket but threw them instead cause I felt I was stealing them from the old guy trying to kill us I then woke up

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      February 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Dreams about being chased on often reflections of worries and concerns that you have in your life. The presence of your sister is a sign of your emotional connection with her. The water and rocks would be a sign of your desire to make a reasonable change in your life. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Aykaye!

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    February 3, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    My dreams of being chased are repetitive and differ quite often. Not only is a hitman trying to kill me, sometimes it’s a whole squad of professional hitmen trying to kill me. Most times I tend to run and hide in witty ways in order for them to think they lost me or for to try and see their faces without getting caught. But other times I divice a plan to try and kill my chaser. Whenever the confrontation becomes too much, I wake up due to the tention in my body. What does this mean?

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      February 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Your dreams of being chased are likely reflections of fears or concerns in your waking life. If you have similar dreams in the future, then turn and address those who are chasing you in your dream. You may question them about their purpose. This will help you understand why these dreams are appearing, and cause these dreams to no longer manifest in the future. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Lige!

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    February 3, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I was drinking water from a water fountain I noticed someone was bringing something for me behind my back. I turned around and it looked like gifts.
    When I turned the other side there was again a rondom person who tried to sneak up on me this time, it was a killer. I dint have time to react I stepped back to turn and run.
    What I did notices was there were 4-5 people could be they were planning together.

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      web admin

      February 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      The people sneaking up on you in this dream may be a sign of your relationships in your life. The person bringing you gifts could be a sign of positive relationships in your life. The killer could be a manifestation of harmful relationships that you are maintaining. Ensure that the negative aspects of this dream fade from your mind. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Sol!

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    January 30, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I had a dream that I was being chased and hunted by Michael myers. I was even with him but he didn’t recognise me and I managed to get away. And also the police are never available to help?

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      February 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      This dream is a reflection of the movies that you watch. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. These actions will help reduce the frequency of similar dreams manifesting in the future. Have a great day, Nix!

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    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

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      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!

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    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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