Dreams about a killer or a crazy person chasing us are very disturbing. Not long ago, I had such a dream, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. If you had a similar dream about someone scary chasing you, you might be interested in its meaning and hidden symbolism.
Dreaming about a killer chasing you represents repressed emotions, fears, or something dangerous that your mind is trying to protect you from. The killer in your dream is a metaphor for an attack of fear that your mind is warning you about, and escape means you want to run away or get rid of something literally.
The dream can mean a number of dangerous situations because we all go through something different in life. One example would be a dangerous or negative person (I would call them an energy vampire) who talks negatively to you and drains your energy. When you dream about running away from a killer or a crazy person, it indicates that you want to get rid of them because they have a negative effect on you.
Furthermore, this dream could represent your inner demons or fears that limit your life. For example, you may be afraid of coming out (if you are attracted to the same sex), and as you hold it inside, you feel as if it is killing you inside.
Maybe you want to tell your partner that you are no longer attracted to them and that you want to break up. You may be afraid to tell them, and the killer or crazy person in your dream could symbolize this repressed fear that’s “killing you inside.“
When you are running from a killer in a dream, you are trying to survive. In real life, this could be seen as doing something just to survive (working two jobs just to survive, for example.)
This dream could be a literal reflection of your current life and, at the same time, a warning not to push your limits. At the end of the day, you’re only human, and if you’re doing something that drains you physically and mentally, it can have a negative effect on you in the long run. Even though money is extremely important, especially in today’s financial crisis, health is real wealth. Don’t forget that.
Responsibilities or Problems
A dream about a killer chasing you is often interpreted as a fear of obligations or responsibilities that are literally chasing you in your waking life. You may have too much on your plate now, and your subconscious represents these worries or responsibilities in a dream through the symbol of a killer.
You may feel as if you are on your own or as if your life is full of responsibilities. The killer or crazy person in your dream represents these obligations or some problems that you probably think about often and that keep you up at night.