Hayride of Horror

The Ultimate Halloween Scare

Anything can (and will) happen when competitors are tasked with breaking out their best tricks and treats to create a super-spooky display for visitors.

What's Ahead

Go Behind the Scenes

A Vampire in the Wild 5 Videos

Jonathan dons his cape and becomes a new kind of scary.

All the Details

The Pumpkin Patch 5 Videos

See how the crew stocks the studio with giant pumpkins.

Get the Dish

A Haunted Set Tour 5 Videos

Join the host for an all-access look at the spooky studio.

In Insider's Perspective

Quiz: Stars' Candy Cravings

Take this trick-or-treat test to see if you know chefs' penchants for sweet treats.

Answer These Questions

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

Explore all the fan-favortie recipes, tricks and treats you need for a ghoulish holiday.

Ideas, Tips and More
Season 6, Episode 3

Two-Faced

Four remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture the horror of a two-faced monster. Carlson Young, actress from MTV's Scream, joins the judging panel to help decide which team will be eliminated and which will move on to the final battle.

Saturday
Sep 30
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 3

Two-Faced

Four remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture the horror of a two-faced monster. Carlson Young, actress from MTV's Scream, joins the judging panel to help decide which team will be eliminated and which will move on to the final battle.

Sunday
Oct 1
12am | 11c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hitchhiker's Worst Nightmare

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that depict what happens when hitchhikers find themselves driving towards disaster after accepting a ride from a terrifying stranger. Shane West, star of Salem and frontman for horror-themed band The Twilight Creeps, joins as special guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 1
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 2

Road to Halloween Wars

Halloween Wars is back, with six ovens and seven tons of pumpkins ready and waiting, but one's thing's missing -- the competitors! Join in as the Halloween Wars crew hits the road on the hunt for eighteen of the greatest pumpkin carvers, cake artists and sugar artists in America. They'll meet dozens of talented hopefuls who dream of creating gleefully ghoulish and frightfully fun Halloween-themed displays, all for a shot at the $50,000 grand prize.

Monday
Oct 2
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 1

Witches vs. Warlocks

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture an epic and terrifying clash between witches and warlocks. At the end of this battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Monday
Oct 2
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hitchhiker's Worst Nightmare

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that depict what happens when hitchhikers find themselves driving towards disaster after accepting a ride from a terrifying stranger. Shane West, star of Salem and frontman for horror-themed band The Twilight Creeps, joins as special guest judge.

Monday
Oct 2
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 2

Secret Creature Reveal

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that show the horrific, hideous monsters that disguise themselves with normal, human faces. Actor Robert Patrick, known for his portrayals in The X-Files and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, joins the judging panel.

Sunday
Oct 8
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 4

Zombie Wedding

In the epic finale, two teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman must evoke the scene of a romantic yet horrific zombie wedding. At stake is the Halloween Wars championship and $50,000 grand prize.

Monday
Oct 9
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 4

Undead Dinner Party

For the final battle, two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist go head-to-head to create terrifying and scream-worthy displays of an undead dinner party. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, serves as the special guest judge and helps determine which team wins the $50,000 grand prize.

Sunday
Oct 15
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Witches and Scary Places

Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween themed displays of a creepy witch and scary haunted house. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.

Wednesday
Oct 18
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 4

Zombie Cooking Show

The final three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that imagine what happens when a horrifying undead ghoul hosts their own zombie cooking show! Bryan Fuller, executive producer and creator of Hannibal and American Gods, joins the judging panel.

Saturday
Oct 28
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 4

Nightmares

Two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween themed displays that capture nightmares. Special Guest Judge, horror actor Derek Mears, will help choose which team will become the Halloween Wars Champion and win the $50,000 grand prize.

Saturday
Oct 28
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

The Hitchhiker's Worst Nightmare

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that depict what happens when hitchhikers find themselves driving towards disaster after accepting a ride from a terrifying stranger. Shane West, star of Salem and frontman for horror-themed band The Twilight Creeps, joins as special guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 29
3pm | 2c

About the Show

Just when you thought it was safe to walk past that old house or take a shortcut through the cemetery comes this deliciously scary four-part series: Halloween Wars. Five teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most-amazing horror tales — all made from cake, candy and pumpkins. Grab onto someone you love, and bring your appetite 'cause the cold night of Halloween is about to get heated up.

About the Host

Jonathan Bennett

Though his striking good looks may have made Jonathan Bennett an object of affection for the “plastics” in Mean Girls, his talent and commitment are what have led to his becoming one of the most-sought-after young actors in Hollywood.

Most Popular Recipes

All Halloween Wars Recipes

Dark Chocolate Log Roll

Sour Passion Gummi Entrails

Zombie Drink in Edible Glassware

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts

Centipede Eggs

Chocolate Irish Cream Candies

Cassis Bonbon Sandwich

Mint Mojito Witch's Broom

Fried Crispy Brain with Marrow Cream

Chocolate Pecan-Praline Cream Doughnuts

Churros with Dulce de Leche Ganache

Southwest "Dug-Up" Brownies

Mouthwatering Mice

Pacoca

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

Spicy Cherry Token Cookies

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Chocolate Explosion Candies

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Bloody Suckers

Chocolate Hummus with Candied Bacon

Alien Cookie Surprise

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Zombie Eyeball Punch