I Always Dream That Someone Is Running After Me and Trying to Kill Me. What Does That Mean?

By on September 29, 2018

Having a dream where someone is running after you and trying to kill you can be one of the scariest moments. You’ll most likely wake up with your heart pounding out of your chest and the feeling of utmost fear throughout your body.

But before you succumb to the fear and believe you’re going to die, let’s take a look at some of the real reasons why you may have a scary dream such as this.

Avoiding a Hard Situation

Sometimes things in our lives can be given a new light in our dreams, in a crazy fashion we would never even think about. (Our brains just do the craziest things sometimes, don’t they?)

In a dream where someone is running after you and trying to kill you, the ‘someone’ could actually represent a situation you are trying desperately to avoid in your life. Think about it- if you are trying to avoid something and it’s preying on your mind and you’re doing everything not to think about it, there’s a clear connection to a dream where ‘someone’ is chasing you and you’re trying to avoid it altogether.


Trying to Avoid Confrontation with Someone

Now let’s talk about the actual person in your life. Who are they? Do they happen to be someone you are trying to avoid because you don’t want to indulge in an impending confrontation with them?

If the person chasing after you and trying to kill you in your dream is someone you’re actually trying to avoid, then this can be the reason why you would have a dream like this. The best solution is to buck up and handle the confrontation to release the negative energy from your mind.


Extremely Angry at Someone

Again let’s take a look at the person who is chasing you. What do you think about this individual? If you can clearly say that you despise this person with everything in you, then it may just be a representation of just how much you dislike this person.

Yes, that’s right. Your extreme anger towards this individual has made it so that they are so evil in your mind they’re trying to kill you. Now that is some crazy stuff.


Extremely Stressed

You can become so overly stressed in your life that your mind twists your stress into thinking you’re actually going to die from overload (you’re not, but your mind is going haywire from all the things going on). If you know that you’re struggling with life right now, this is just a symbol of just how stressed out you are and you need to take a step back and relax.

The best thing to do in this situation is try and get rid of as most stress factors in your life as possible. Not just so this horrendous dream will go away, but so you can go on with your life in a healthy and happy manner.


Scared from a Previous Event

Has something terrifying happened in your life recently? Maybe you were in a car accident, or you saw something disturbing happen in real life or even on television. Just think about it. If you are still scared from something that has happened to you or that you have seen, then your brain may translate it into another scary event in your dream.

The way to conquer this is to ensure you have a good support system in your life. Friends, family, even therapists can help you overcome your fear if you can’t seem to do it on your own. Coming to terms with what you are afraid of or scared of can help you live a much more happy life that will hopefully deter these dreams from happening again.


Dreaming that someone is chasing you trying to kill you is obviously petrifying, but it doesn’t mean that someone is actually coming for you (thank goodness). Take a good look at your life and what it may represent, whether this person actually represents a person in your life or a situation. Then handle it and move on!

Have you ever have a scary dream like this? Did you figure out what your dream actually meant? Share your stories with us.


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    January 16, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Literally just woke up from a dream of someone trying to kill me at my wedding. It started out good. I was at an event that turned into my engagement party. I got engaged to a coworker. We dont date in real life, I dont know him outside of work but we are always friendly to each other when we encounter one another. That engagement turned into my wedding in a warehouse full of people. Actually where we work is a warehouse. He then turned into this guy trying to kill me. Here I am in my wedding dress and black booties with a stiletto heel. He tries to lock me in a room but a police appeared and I got away back onto the main warehouse floor. Everyone was running trying to get away from this one guy (my fiance). I ended up in a large parking lot running trying to get to my car all while trying to undress myself out of the wedding dress so that it would be hard to recognize me but for some reason I couldnt get it to unzip. I hit the alarm on my car so that I could pinpoint where it was located and ran over to it, got in, and turned the key but it turned out not being my car. All of sudden a bus full of people was driving through the parking lot picking up people that were trying to get away. I got on the bus and my fiance chased the bus down on foot but it seemed no matter how fast we went, he was right there chasing but not running. My God…my heart is on the outside of my body.

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      January 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      The dream may show a desire to meet with someone and have a relationship. The possibility of death in the dream may be a reflection of the transformation or change you need to happen in order to find someone and get married.

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    September 16, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I have dreams where I’m in my house completely dark then someone is trying to break in.

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      web admin

      December 20, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Dreams about people breaking into your home may be a sign that you are dealing with a fear at this time. Your home is often a sign of your intimate life, so it is possible that there is something or someone in your life who you are uncertain about. It is appropriate to be mindful in the way that you manage your life at this time. Have a great day, Dynasty!

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    September 3, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I had just woke up from a dream where I was walking my dog late at night down a dark road. I noticed someone following me in the dream and I try to speed walk away, but suddenly I was frozen. He walked with a knife in the air and was about to stab me when I pull out my knife and run with my dog into the street and stop a random car looking for help. I woke up after that. I have never had this dream before and I would really like to know what it means

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      September 4, 2019 at 10:37 pm

      Dreams of being chased and attacked are indications of concerns and worries that you may have in your life. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Your behaviors within the dream may be similar to how you may behave in a similar situation. If you have a similar dream in the future, then address whoever is chasing or attacking you about their purpose within your dream. Have a great day, Leah!

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    August 29, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I’ve had this reoccurring dream, it’s creepy. In my dream I’m laying in my bed asleep when all of a sudden I hear my sister scream my name and can see the flick of a light turning on underneath my door. When all of a sudden my nephew is banging on my door and I let him in but he’s covered in scratches and is bruised and there is a large presence on the otherwise of the door, I can feel it trying to break in, to attack us. His voice is crooked and deep, His claws or what ever scratching at the door as he toys with us. But amongst all that is happening I’m surprisingly calm and trying to comfort my nephew. When all of a sudden I fall asleep and wake up from the nightmare.

    Could you possibly help me make sense of this.

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      web admin

      August 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Your dream seems to a manifestation of various emotional or familial influences in your life. The scream and bruises are indications of concerns that you may have in your life. Your decision to comfort your nephew is an indication of your thoughts and feelings. There may be something in your life that you may need to address. Nourish your relationships with your family members by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Carmen!

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    Christopher McCarthy

    July 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

    my girlfriend has nightmares most nights ..either about someone trying to kill her or going back to a places of bad memories..with characters she mostly cant identify.

    give me a feedback via email please 🙂

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Your partner’s dreams are reflections of various influences in her life. It is certain that she will benefit from abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. It is possible that something from her past has influenced these dreams. If she is chased or attacked in a future dream, then she should address that person within the dream about their purpose. This will reduce the manifestation of similar dreams in the future. Have a great day, Christopher!

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      December 26, 2019 at 10:08 am

      I dream that I’m being chased and something or someone is trying to attack me and I’m just running but there is no one behind me . Everything around me is also moving. They are not horrifying but I’m having them regularly .

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        web admin

        December 27, 2019 at 6:19 pm

        Dreams of being chased are often indications of fears or concerns that you may have in your life. There is no one around you in these dreams, so it is possible that your worries are related to your personal actions. If you have a similar dream in the future, then you should address yourself within the dream about your concerns. In your waking life, you should reduce stresses in your life, if possible.

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