Serial Killer Dream Meaning and Interpretations

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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.

Conclusion

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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About Author

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.

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  1. I had a massacre dream again. where it was this little town, & a serial killer came out every hour to kill someone. and everyone in their house had to sit in there and wait it out. he was old with a chainsaw & was picking who to kill first. so hed break in into whatever house he desired, eventually he got to mine and killed my niece, my sisters & my mother but somehow I escaped. i remember fences everywhere, like it was hard to get away.. but i met different characters who helped me survive but eventually he got me & killed me lol ive had this dream multiple of times and it’s scary as hell to experience.

  2. I had a so sacey dream so me and my family where on a plane and we crashed on a island and my ELA teacher was there and there was bottles of red stuff and she Sead it was prun water and she used the river next to her house the lady was nice but when I was asleep I herd screaming when a ship had came to save us my mom and dad left there phones so when I whet back the lady stopped me and she said that she had some thing for me her hands where behind her back so I was nervous but I sall the nife and I pushed her in the river by then she was screaming and trying to kill me so I ran and by then she was out of the water and bit my leg I was awake and my dad was leaving for work and I was so scared but then I sall my mom so I was okay then I went to school and when I was a my real teacher I was so tense but she seed it was only. Dream FYI the prun juice was the blood of all of her students I am still tense

  3. In my dream I had to go all over the globe to hide because everywhere I went aileen wuornos the serial killer from Florida found me but her MO was way off it was her but she pulled some Jeffrey Dahmer stuff and her real life victims were men im a female I don’t really understand what it means but it felt real and my heart raced

  4. Some random person on the internet on

    I dreamt about this person that wanted to kill all people under 20. He didn’t have any weapons, or any masks, and he was bald. I told my mom and my brother, my mom freaked out, my brother didn’t.
    I told them to call the cops, my mom said that we don’t need to. My brother said he’ll do it later. I was the voice of reason there basically, and it was terrifying… a few more unimportant details later. I don’t remember why, but, I scooted away from the home on my scooter and then I saw the killer there, holding 2 boulders, it took me a second to interpret them as boulders. I scooted as fast as I can, because for some reason I thought a man holding 2 heavy boulders would pass someone on a scooter. I was really terrified. The End.
    I think I dreamt this because I feel like my addiction to my laptop is ruining my life.

  5. I keep having dreams about Ted Bundy but in my dreams he’s not threatening. I know who he is in the dreams but I don’t feel like a victim and they aren’t violent dreams. He plays random roles like my doctor or a guy walking by in most of my dreams and I don’t know why.

  6. My dream was really puzzling, I was in a huge camp where all of my friends and a bunch of random people were in green scout uniforms. My dream showed me that a fuse box for communications for a lookout was broken and that people were there. A few moments on I was told Like was missing, I did not know him though? Moments on I was in like a 3rd person mode and I could see my friend running towards a lookout and then I disappeared from the scene back to the camp. I heard gun shots and thought it was a survivor, (at the time I thought it was Like, I grabbed a gun and shot it up to signal our location. About 10 seconds later a mist started forming with figures of men on horses from the search and rescue team that was sent to find Like were charging after the camp, they were all fighting one by one. Then men on foot started coming and they fell too. But after this, a figure in a black cloak was rising from the mist and looked to have a shotgun. He shot the fallen team and walked even more. The camp started shooting at him but they all missed, then enforcers were sent but failed and died. Then I ran in suddenly but I didn’t mean to. When I got close the hood came off and it was my friend that was running to the look out. I don’t know why but his appearance changed like his face a bit. I unleashed a barrage of punches and sent him down on the ground. I put my legs around him but he grabbed my head. I released. A blow to the stomach but then he let go and then I punched him more in the face. He went unconscious but I was unsure so I kept punching till he wasn’t moving. He was laying there so I tired him to a tree but… the dream ended then I thought about it and I couldn’t figure out what happens after

  7. Trina Butler-Dana on

    I used to have a recurring nightmare. Pretty much always the same. My family and I in this dream lived in a 2 story house. A serial killer comes into the house. Comes upstairs and murders all of my family. Brutally killing each. Sometimes the manner changes (stabbing, chainsaw, butcher knife) , the end result is lots of blood and all are dead. I am hiding in my room, but I am found by him. I talk him out of killing me, and “save” him and get him reading passages in the bible. While he is engrossed in the bible, I am able to call the police. They arrive and I am now safe as the killer is taken into custody.

  8. I had a dream an Indian looking bald guy showed up at my house shot my cousin in the backyard so I ran back inside hysterical and he was just stand at my back door trying to get in somehow my cousin wasn’t dead and got back inside pretty hurt I then called the police they said they were on the way just then my 2 aunts and sister were sitting on my front porch and a bus pulls up and an older White guy gets off with a book bag and comes to my front door with a gun I don’t open it until I find a gun and start shooting at him and then he shoots the porch up but my sister survives and she runs off the porch fine as can be telling people to run I then call the police back and they said oh my good its you again a woman just got kidnapped last week with a ring on her finger and then I woke up

  9. I want to kill someone but his would change if I was desired at all I am very sexually oppressed and I’ve been rejected my entire life I was abused as a child and I feel like a failure

  10. I’ve had multiple dreams now where Ted Bundy is my teacher and it really freaks me out. I don’t feel threatened per say but really unsettled and I hate when those dreams come along every so often.

  11. my dream was like a movie. we were in an apartment. everybody was shocked when there was a corpse inside the bathroom. everyone was clueless. I was curious about who the murderer is. so, I investigated secretly because one of my friends knew who he/she was but was not able to reveal for he doesn’t want to involved in the situation. all of us in the building were still staying and acted normally despite the situation. until such time when everybody went outside the building to have rest and have some air, I was alone inside, looking around the building. I peeked outside to check them and someone asked: “where is she(no name)?”. I was studying again the scene until I almost figure out who the murderer was. after that, I went outside, joining the group until the missing girl showed. she immediately told me to come with me to do something inside the building! I have a strange feeling that she’s going to kill me and the instinct that she was the culprit. so, I refused her request. she’s disappointed at my response and took a deep breath. those behaviors were signs that she was the murderer. her plan was failing after my response. so, she asked another person to come with her and made a tight fist. fast forward followed when we watched a news about the crime scene and I was a bit sad and guilty because I did not do anything. I want to finish my dream but it’s time for me to wake up because I will be late at work. deep breaths were my response as I open my eyes.

    hope you will understand my dream. more dreams to come 🙂

  12. My guinea pig had passed away duw to she was sick and i felt that it never let the soul out of body because the eyes still open and never would close ,the tears roll down from it eyes. i couldnt accept the fact that she was dead.i wish to dream her every night but i dream about a killer keep chasing me around and would want to kill me.The killer wont stop chasing me unless im dead as what the killer said in my dream.

  13. Umidontwantyoutoknowmynamethanks on

    I have this dream often.

    There’s a robber/murder on the loose and my dad and I are outside and we both try to get away but my dad isn’t fast enough or trips on something and gets murdered. Then I have to stop to cool down and it gives the killer enough time to find me and I die.
    However, last night, I had the same dream and I held my dad’s hand and we ran to my aunts house and we survived. Then I woke up with sleep paralysis.

  14. I had a dream that I was camping with my boyfriend and friends I had this feeling that we needed to leave right away and I’m trying to drag my boyfriend to help me pack everything up so we can leave but I guess it was too late when this women comes into the camp site and starts killing people my boyfriend and I ran away but a tire popped when this “nice couple” come out of nowhere and fixes our car the couple ask if we wanted to rest at their place I say no but my boyfriend says yes convincing me that’s it’s just an eat and leave after we ate I demanded that we leave but the couple fights us to stay and then the lady gets mad and stabs me in the arm and then the couple starts acting crazy my boyfriend and I tried to fight them off but the man ended up drugging my boyfriend so when I made this plan to find a car create some distance between me and the killers get my boyfriend in the car and drive off which I did when I woke back up in my dream it was another time and I was crying holding my boyfriend’s picture with “died by on overdose”on the bottom right corner and seeing it made me cry more I was in an office with a whole bunch off women collecting paper work when a lady voice calls me in to her office I go in saying “I’m scared I he’s still watching me” then I woke up crying like I am right now

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