This was a tough challenge for me, because my horror sensibilities tend toward the explicit rather than the subtle: scary monsters, dead bodies, blood splatter, that sort of thing. So I decided to approach it by pushing all that red stuff off to the the edges of the collage.
Background from an engraving by Gustave Doré. Ghostly figures from a video installation by Gary Hill. Border is chopped-up bits from paintings by Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, Emil Nolde, and Pedro F. Perez.
The title is from Longfellow: "...ships that pass in the night and speak to each other in passing ... Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."