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Season 12, Episode 3

Escape from Alcatraz

Three teams go to battle in the last qualifying round as Zak Bagans asks the teams to imagine a monster prison escape inspired by one of the most haunted places on Earth -- Alcatraz. Host Eddie Jackson helps judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which teams will escape to the next round.

Monday
Sep 26
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 2

Monsters of London

In the second qualifying round, Zak Bagans shares the haunted Hellfire Caves in London -- and the monsters that haunt them. The three teams create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays, and host Eddie Jackson along with judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira send two more teams to the next round.

Monday
Sep 26
3am | 2c
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.

Thursday
Sep 29
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 14

Haunting Moments

With scary scenes and spooky stories, Halloween Wars counts down its biggest, best and most-haunting moments. The competition's sugar artists, cake sculptors and pumpkin carvers are the best in the world, and no matter the challenge, these teams always have a trick up their sleeves to create a real visual treat.

Thursday
Sep 29
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 1

Trapped in a Nightmare

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create mind-blowing and yummy Halloween-themed displays that depict the horror of being trapped in a nightmare and unable to wake up. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Sep 29
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 2

Zombie Dating Show

Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that mix fear and romance in a depiction of a zombie dating show. The special guest judge is Fear the Walking Dead's Colman Domingo.

Thursday
Sep 29
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 3

The Swarm

Four teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master go into battle to imagine their most terrifyingly tasty displays yet: an attack by a swarm. The special guest judge is horror-comedy actress Harley Quinn Smith from the films Tusk! and Yoga Hosers.

Thursday
Sep 29
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 4

Other Holiday Mascots Go Trick-or-Treating

The three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that show how well-known holiday mascots like Santa and the Easter Bunny go trick-or-treating. Actor Jackson Rathbone from the Twilight saga movies serves as guest judge.

Thursday
Sep 29
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 5

Scary Tales II

In the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars, the final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered the competition and are ready to face off in an epic showdown with actor Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things as guest judge. The team that can best turn a classic fairy tale into a terrifying scary tale is crowned Halloween Wars Champion and takes home $50,000!

Thursday
Sep 29
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 1

That Voodoo That You Do

Three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master compete in the first of three qualifying rounds. Zak Bagans introduces them to the famously haunted city of New Orleans and asks them to cast a sweet spell with the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. Host Eddie Jackson and fellow judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which team gets sent home.

Friday
Sep 30
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 2

Monsters of London

In the second qualifying round, Zak Bagans shares the haunted Hellfire Caves in London -- and the monsters that haunt them. The three teams create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays, and host Eddie Jackson along with judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira send two more teams to the next round.

Friday
Sep 30
1am | 12c
Season 12, Episode 3

Escape from Alcatraz

Three teams go to battle in the last qualifying round as Zak Bagans asks the teams to imagine a monster prison escape inspired by one of the most haunted places on Earth -- Alcatraz. Host Eddie Jackson helps judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which teams will escape to the next round.

Friday
Sep 30
2am | 1c
Season 0, Episode 11

Road to Halloween Wars 2022

Halloween Wars is back for season 12, and the search is on for brave and supremely talented cake, sugar and pumpkin artists who can handle challenges inspired by paranormal investigator Zak Bagans' haunted travels. Competitors from across America show off their skills and try to prove that they have what it takes to claim the $25,000 grand prize.

Friday
Sep 30
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 1

The Boogeyman's Nightmare

Six teams, each consisting of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master, dive into the first battle of the season. They have to create mind-blowing and yummy Halloween-themed displays that depict a monstrous creature so scary that it's the Boogeyman's greatest nightmare. Actor Sean Gunn of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise joins the judging panel.

Saturday
Oct 1
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 2

Clowns vs. Zombies

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master go into battle to create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that depict an epic face-off between clowns and zombies. The special guest judge is John Kassir, the actor behind the unforgettable voice of the Crypt Keeper on the TV series Tales from the Crypt.

Saturday
Oct 1
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 3

Witch Gets a New Ride

Four remaining teams consisting of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master put their skills to the test to create astonishing and delectable Halloween-themed displays that show what happens when a witch trades in her tired old broom for a brand new ride. Writer, director and producer Mick Garris of the iconic film Hocus Pocus joins the judges.

Saturday
Oct 1
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Halloween Time Travel

The remaining three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master pull out all the stops to create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that bend time and space to show their vision of Halloween time travel. Actor Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things serves as special guest judge.

Saturday
Oct 1
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 5

Outbreak!

It's the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars! The final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered their competition, and now they're facing off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate a terrifying worldwide outbreak and the race for an antidote will be crowned Halloween Wars champions and win $50,000! LeeAnna Vamp, actress, model and horror culture icon, serves as guest judge.

Saturday
Oct 1
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

Witch Gets a New Ride

Four remaining teams consisting of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master put their skills to the test to create astonishing and delectable Halloween-themed displays that show what happens when a witch trades in her tired old broom for a brand new ride. Writer, director and producer Mick Garris of the iconic film Hocus Pocus joins the judges.

Sunday
Oct 2
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 4

Halloween Time Travel

The remaining three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master pull out all the stops to create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that bend time and space to show their vision of Halloween time travel. Actor Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things serves as special guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 2
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 5

Outbreak!

It's the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars! The final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered their competition, and now they're facing off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate a terrifying worldwide outbreak and the race for an antidote will be crowned Halloween Wars champions and win $50,000! LeeAnna Vamp, actress, model and horror culture icon, serves as guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 2
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 2

Clowns vs. Zombies

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master go into battle to create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that depict an epic face-off between clowns and zombies. The special guest judge is John Kassir, the actor behind the unforgettable voice of the Crypt Keeper on the TV series Tales from the Crypt.

Sunday
Oct 2
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 3

Escape from Alcatraz

Three teams go to battle in the last qualifying round as Zak Bagans asks the teams to imagine a monster prison escape inspired by one of the most haunted places on Earth -- Alcatraz. Host Eddie Jackson helps judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which teams will escape to the next round.

Sunday
Oct 2
8pm | 7c
Season 12, Episode 4

A Coven of Confections

Six teams face off for the first time in the main competition, hoping to impress host Eddie Jackson and judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. If that's not scary enough, Zak Bagans introduces the teams to the haunted city of Salem, Massachusetts, and a coven of witches looking for revenge.

Sunday
Oct 2
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 4

A Coven of Confections

Six teams face off for the first time in the main competition, hoping to impress host Eddie Jackson and judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. If that's not scary enough, Zak Bagans introduces the teams to the haunted city of Salem, Massachusetts, and a coven of witches looking for revenge.

Monday
Oct 3
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 3

Escape from Alcatraz

Three teams go to battle in the last qualifying round as Zak Bagans asks the teams to imagine a monster prison escape inspired by one of the most haunted places on Earth -- Alcatraz. Host Eddie Jackson helps judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which teams will escape to the next round.

Monday
Oct 3
3am | 2c

Most Popular Recipes

All Halloween Wars Recipes

Southwest "Dug-Up" Brownies

Mouthwatering Mice

Centipede Eggs

Zombie Eyeball Punch

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Pacoca

"Eyeball" Cherry Cordials

Zombie Drink in Edible Glassware

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolates

Chocolate Pecan-Praline Cream Doughnuts

Spicy Cherry Token Cookies

Banana-Habanero Chocolate Cockroaches

Cassis Bonbon Sandwich

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Alien Cookie Surprise

Fried Crispy Brain with Marrow Cream

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

Marzipan and Jam Filled "Bones"

Gianduja Caramel "Mud"

Sour Passion Gummi Entrails

Bloody Suckers

Dark Chocolate Log Roll

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

Churros with Dulce de Leche Ganache

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

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.

Eddie Jackson

Eddie Jackson is the winner of Food Network Star, Season 11 and a former NFL player who is a fierce competitor both in the kitchen and on the field. Now a food truck owner, private chef and personal trainer, he is dedicated to making healthy food taste absolutely delicious.

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