For my horror/thriller story, I want to start off with the prologue with a seemingly random character facing the main plot driving antagonist. I'm doing this by having the character have a nightmare relating to the antagonist and their "secret". I want to keep their identity hidden and who they are to the protag be revealed later. Note that I'm writing the book in the third person, which is what makes this seem hard to me. I want it to seem like I am simply introducing the antagonist before the antagonist meets the protagonist when I'm actually also adding this character as a jaw-dropping revelation later on. How do I write the prologue and refer to the character without using their name or obvious descriptors?
I might need to specify again that they are not a throwaway protagonist.
I want it to seem like that in the prologue but as the story progresses, I want it to be revealed that that character is pretty close to the protagonist and could be crucial to the story after they are outed.
My idea is to write this prologue and their identity like how Fredrik Backman wrote about the bank robber in his book 'Anxious People'.