Bing and Google celebrate Halloween with interactive front pages

In case you haven't been paying attention, today is Halloween and lots of folks use October 31st to bring out their scary side. That apparently includes Microsoft's Bing team and Google, which are both celebrating Halloween today with interactive front pages.

While the main Bing page usually has some click-enabled elements in its daily picture, today's Halloween themed site goes all out in terms of interaction. Moving the mouse cursor along the page will slowly reveal some elements that can be clicked on to bring up some animated features. Some of the click-enabled parts of the page are a bit hard to find but they are worth taking the time to discover.

We won't spoil exactly what happens when you find and click on the interactive parts of the Bing front page today, but we will say they are related to some of the classic and scariest movies ever made. Of course, the page then offers a way to quickly search the Bing site to learn more about each movie once the animated presentation is done.

Google's latest interactive doodle that replaces its logo today shows a witch mixing a potion, with users asked to throw in some final pieces from a selection of four ingredients. Clicking on two of those four elements results in a quick Halloween themed mini-game, with a different game coming up depending on which ingredients are clicked in which order. Again, we won't spoil just what will happen when you play with this latest Google doodle but they are certainly some quick distractions for Halloween.

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