To see your own family in your dream represents security, warmth and love. It could also symbolise bitterness, jealousy, or rivalry, depending on your relationship with your family. Alternatively, it could mean that you are overly dependent on your family, especially if the family members are in your recurring dreams. Consider also the significance of a particular family member or the relationship you have with them. If you dream that your family does not act or appear as they normally are, then it means that you want to distance yourself from them. Or you simply don’t understand where they are coming from.
To see someone else’s family in your dream symbolises togetherness. The dream serves to remind you that other people can come and go out of your life, but you will always have family. Alternatively, dreaming about someone else’s family suggests that you are idealizing or romanticizing what a real family should be like. You want what other families have.
Dreaming that a serial killer is killing off members of your family implies that you are feeling cut off from your family.