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 0, Episode 1

Most Monstrous Scares

For more than half of a decade, the world's greatest pumpkin carvers, cake artists and sugar artists have joined forces to bring to life the most mind-blowing and terrifying Halloween creations imaginable as they compete for a $50,000 Halloween Wars grand prize. It's time to dig up the creepiest ghosts of Halloween Wars past and revisit the most monstrous scares, greatest Halloween heartbreaks, trickiest treats and most amazing designs of all time.

Monday
Sep 25
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 1

Most Monstrous Scares

For more than half of a decade, the world's greatest pumpkin carvers, cake artists and sugar artists have joined forces to bring to life the most mind-blowing and terrifying Halloween creations imaginable as they compete for a $50,000 Halloween Wars grand prize. It's time to dig up the creepiest ghosts of Halloween Wars past and revisit the most monstrous scares, greatest Halloween heartbreaks, trickiest treats and most amazing designs of all time.

Tuesday
Sep 26
1am | 12c
Season , Episode

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.

Saturday
Sep 30
7pm | 6c
Season , Episode

Haunted Motel

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create delicious Halloween displays that capture the scariest haunted roadside motel ever seen. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Sid Haig, actor and horror icon who has appeared in several hits, including Halloween and The Devil's Rejects.

Saturday
Sep 30
8pm | 7c
Season , Episode

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 , Episode

Mausoleum Mayhem

The final three teams of expert pumpkin carvers, cake decorators and sugar artists go to battle to create mind-blowing displays that capture the horror that unfolds inside of a crypt after dark. Three teams start this battle, but only two will earn their way into the Halloween Wars finale. Greg Plotkin, director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, joins the judging panel.

Saturday
Sep 30
10pm | 9c
Season , Episode

Demonic Wedding

It's the horrifying finale of Halloween Wars! After taking down the competition one by one, the final two teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist and sugar artist go to battle one last time. The team that can best capture the scariest and most demonic wedding ever imagined will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000. Bitsie Tulloch, actress from the hit series Grimm, joins as special guest judge.

Saturday
Sep 30
11pm | 10c
Season , Episode

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 , Episode

Mausoleum Mayhem

The final three teams of expert pumpkin carvers, cake decorators and sugar artists go to battle to create mind-blowing displays that capture the horror that unfolds inside of a crypt after dark. Three teams start this battle, but only two will earn their way into the Halloween Wars finale. Greg Plotkin, director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, joins the judging panel.

Sunday
Oct 1
1am | 12c
Season , Episode

Demonic Wedding

It's the horrifying finale of Halloween Wars! After taking down the competition one by one, the final two teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist and sugar artist go to battle one last time. The team that can best capture the scariest and most demonic wedding ever imagined will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000. Bitsie Tulloch, actress from the hit series Grimm, joins as special guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 1
2am | 1c
Season , Episode

Haunted Motel

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create delicious Halloween displays that capture the scariest haunted roadside motel ever seen. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Sid Haig, actor and horror icon who has appeared in several hits, including Halloween and The Devil's Rejects.

Sunday
Oct 1
3am | 2c
Season , Episode

Haunted Motel

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create delicious Halloween displays that capture the scariest haunted roadside motel ever seen. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from special guest judge Sid Haig, actor and horror icon who has appeared in several hits, including Halloween and The Devil's Rejects.

Sunday
Oct 1
3pm | 2c
Season , Episode

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
4pm | 3c

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

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Fried Crispy Brain with Marrow Cream

Pacoca

Banana-Habanero Chocolate Cockroaches

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Hummus with Candied Bacon

Churros with Dulce de Leche Ganache

Dark Chocolate Log Roll

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolates

Mouthwatering Mice

Zombie Eyeball Punch

Chocolate Explosion Candies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts

Marzipan and Jam Filled "Bones"

Cassis Bonbon Sandwich

Centipede Eggs

Zombie Drink in Edible Glassware

Chocolate Banana Cake-sicles

Spicy Cherry Brownies

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Southwest "Dug-Up" Brownies

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

Chocolate Irish Cream Candies

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

"Eyeball" Cherry Cordials

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