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.

Tuesday
Sep 26
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 2

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 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
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 4

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.

Monday
Oct 2
6pm | 5c
Season 0, Episode 5

Hayride of Horror: Possessed Zoo

Another $15,000 is at stake as two teams of master food artists face off in another Hayride of Horror battle. To win, they'll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show how to survive a night escaping the demonic inhabitants of a possessed zoo.

Sunday
Oct 8
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 4

Hayride of Horror: When Pumpkins Fight Back

The Hayride of Horror continues as two teams of master food artists face off in another spooky battle. To win, they'll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show what happens when the pumpkins they're carving come to life, turn the tables and take revenge on the unlucky carvers! In the end, one team walks away with $15,000.

Tuesday
Oct 10
1am | 12c
Season 5, Episode 2

Hybrid Horror

The four remaining teams compete to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that show a mutated and terrifying hybrid horror. Special guest judge, actor Benjamin Papac from The Walking Dead, will help determine which team will be eliminated.

Saturday
Oct 14
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Scary Tales

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 of a twisted version of a fairy tale. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.

Wednesday
Oct 18
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 3

Monster Party

Four remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create astonishing and delectable Halloween-themed displays that capture what happens when all of the most macabre monsters throw their own ghastly Halloween party. Juliet Landau, who portrayed fan-favorite vampire Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, serves as guest judge.

Saturday
Oct 21
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 2

Don't Go Into The Forest

The four remaining teams go to battle creating mind-blowing Halloween themed displays that evoke the dire warning: whatever you do, don't go into the forest! Special guest judge, film producer Adi Shankar, will help determine which team will be eliminated.

Saturday
Oct 21
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 5

Hayride of Horror: Possessed Zoo

Another $15,000 is at stake as two teams of master food artists face off in another Hayride of Horror battle. To win, they'll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show how to survive a night escaping the demonic inhabitants of a possessed zoo.

Sunday
Oct 22
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 1

Zombie Prom

Five 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 a Zombie Prom. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated. Special Guest Judge: Danielle Harris, star of the Halloween franchise!

Sunday
Oct 29
3am | 2c
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 29
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

Alien Cookie Surprise

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts

Centipede Eggs

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolates

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

Bloody Suckers

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Sour Passion Gummi Entrails

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Zombie Drink in Edible Glassware

Chocolate Hummus with Candied Bacon

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Dark Chocolate Log Roll

"Eyeball" Cherry Cordials

Spicy Cherry Brownies

Zombie Eyeball Punch

Spicy Cherry Token Cookies

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

Banana-Habanero Chocolate Cockroaches

Marzipan and Jam Filled "Bones"

Chocolate Irish Cream Candies

Chocolate Pecan-Praline Cream Doughnuts

Churros with Dulce de Leche Ganache

Gianduja Caramel "Mud"

Chocolate Banana Cake-sicles