Microsoft Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Bing Homepage
Article by George Norman
On 31 Oct 2013
Today is the 31st of October and that means it is Halloween, of course. The news is that Microsoft is celebrating it with a spooky homepage.


As Microsoft explained, its aim with the Bing homepage is to help you explore the world around you. Surely you know that cool images and useful information is presented on on a daily manner.

But today is the 31st of October. Today it is Halloween! And on this special day, Microsoft’s aim with the Bing homepage is a bit different. On All Hallows Eve the Bing homepage will help you explore the world…beyond (cue creepy sound effects and hysteric laughter).

Visit and you will see that the search engine features a spooky, gloomy, and creepy homepage. Creepy visual effects that you can interact with are accompanied by spooky music and sound effects. Click through the homepage and you will see it features references to some of the best known scary movies in history: Friday the 13th series, Poltergeist, The Shining, Psycho, The Amityville Horror, and Halloween.

Bing homepage – Friday the 13th Part II (1981)

Bing homepage – Poltergeist (1982)

Bing homepage – The Shining (1980)

Bing homepage – Psycho (1960)

Bing homepage – The Amityville Horror

Bing homepage – Halloween (1978)

So to recap, on Halloween 2013, the Bing homepage features the following: spooky music, creepy visuals, references to some of the scariest and most popular horror movies, and links for those movies.

If the Bing homepage got you excited and you want to decorate your Windows-powered machine, you can do so with a theme from the Personalization Gallery. Here three spooky Windows themes that managed to catch my eye.

Creepy Cobwebs - creepy, crawly, spidery images; 8 images in total.

Eerie Autumn - gargoyles, gourds, and ghostly creatures; 15 images in all.

Ticket to Fear - a virtual haunted house filled with ghastly ghouls; 8 images in total.

Tags: Microsoft, Bing, Halloween, horror movies, homepage, Windows, theme
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