Serial Killer Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Serial Killer Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a serial killer is a collective nightmare that occurs among dreamers. Seeing a serial killer in your dream can mean some different things depending on the situation and circumstances involved in your dream.

If you dream of a famous serial killer that is featured in a Hollywood film, it could be related to you watching the movie. The younger the dreamer, the more likely a horror movie is going to have an impact on your unconscious mind.

Ask yourself what stands out about that serial killer? Was it someone who preyed on victims who were helpless? Perhaps you feel like you are a victim in a situation and are helpless in trying to get yourself out of that situation. Do you feel like something is holding you back from achieving your desired success in your financial and personal life?

Children who watch scary movies and documentaries about serial killers are much more likely going to be impacted by those images than adults.  This is why it is important for parents to monitor what children watch, so they do not have unnecessary nightmares that can be avoided.

What Do Serial Killer Dreams Mean?

If you see a serial killer in your dream, it can indicate that there may be people in your life that are conniving against you in some way. Perhaps, you have some individuals who want to see your fail at a new project or in your job. Do you have any competitors or enemies who are trying to prevent you from success?

Sometimes serial killer dreams can indicate that you may be sabotaging your success, without even realizing it. Perhaps you have been negative and have not been as positive as you should be. This negative attitude might be hurting your interactions with the people around you.

If you dream that a serial killer is trying to attack you, it means that there is something about you that you feel distinguishes you from the other people around you. However, this can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Serial killers tend to select their victims based on one or two key features.

Do you have any characteristics that are present in some of the victims of your dream? Perhaps you have traits that are unique to you, that you have not been taking advantage in your career.

Dreaming You Are the Serial Killer

If you dream that you are a serial killer, it could be a Freudian dream that represents your underlying sexual urges and desires. Perhaps you feel helpless in parts of your life, and in your dream, you feel powerful. This dream could be an expression of your helplessness, being projected into the form of someone who preys on those exact characteristics.

Alternatively, this dream could mean that you enjoy seeing people around you fail. Perhaps you are secretly hoping individuals who are close to you fail in their endeavors. This could indicate that you are unhappy with your own life, and want others to feel miserable also.

This dream could also indicate that you crave power, and want to be in positions of power. This could be your unconscious mind trying to put you in the driver seat, giving you full power over the people around you.


There are many reasons why people dream of serial killers. If you have a serial killer dream, it is important for you to look at the contents of the dream, and how it relates to your own life.

Do you feel like a victim in a particular area of your life? Do you want someone or something keeps trying to hold you back from achieving results that you want? To understand the meaning of your dream, you need to put it into the context of your life.

Every dream is different. It is up to you, the dreamer, to put together the puzzle of your dream and try to find out why your unconscious mind dreamt about it.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic, please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I just woke up from this dream where there’s two guys who are serial killers. I’m not sure how I knew since the start and how they select the people but I basically saw the killings one by one and they all had some sort of contact (innocent one like the killer bought this item from this guy’s shop, this lady was explaining to the killer about a certain item, etc) with the killer on their day to day life before getting killed. On the last killing, it was set in a hotel. The killers basically provided a lot of free tickets for a vacation and a lot of people are going because of that, but I somehow was in that crowd of people lining up. I decided to escape before it’s too late and went back to my hotel room but my friend was so stubborn, she said she’s going without me. I was so frustrated and scared because if she stays, I know she’ll get killed as well and I told her that. But she still insisted on staying and told me to leave. I backed out of the line and was really worried for my friend. She went back in the end though like narrowly missing the serial killer but both of us can’t shake this feeling that the killers knew that both of us are avoiding them and targetted us next. I woke up after that. It was quite scary but interesting on how much details, albeit weird my dream could have.

  2. I had a dream that was almost like I was just there…it was a bunch of scene people in a circus or performance of something and there was this one girl that was the best (this all happened in the UK) at performing but she wanted to leave but no one in the circus could leave once you joined so then I don’t know what happened but next thing you know i was in this freezer room (where you put meat etc) and she’s killing people *torturing* and I ran around toward the back of the room and I could hear all the people screaming and then this guy comes out from behind me and runs toward the girl yelling her name and stuff and when she looks up her eyes are completely white he ran toward her and punched her in the stomach but it didn’t work and she flipped him into this ice chopper and all the ice that was in it turned red….

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