For major holidays, the Google Doodle usually outshines whatever Bing does it for its homepage. For Halloween this year, Google certainly impressed with a witchy doodle, but Bing is the definitive winner this year.
For this year, Bing outfitted its home page with an interactive haunted house full of odes to classic horror movies. Here’s what it looks like normally:
Now here’s an example of what happens when you find one of the interactive elements:
There are six interactive elements in all with references to The Shining, Poltergeist, Psycho, Friday the 13th, Halloween and The Amityville Horror. Upon finding each of these elements, you are directed to click through the search page for the film in question.
Now this is where things get awesome.
Bing has created a custom search page for each film complete with an animated banner and trivia. Check ’em out below:
Friday the 13th
The Amityville Horror
It’s safe to say that Bing wins the homepage war for Halloween this year. If Bing can keep this kind of stuff up for other holidays, it may just have something special on its hands.
As a personal aside, Bing should make a Christmas homepage like this featuring Santa Claus Conquers The Martians – just a suggestion.