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 3, Episode 3

Swamp Creatures Attack

Three 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 what happens when swamp creatures attack! At the end one team will be eliminated and two will move on to the final battle. Special Guest Judge: Charlaine Harris, the author of the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels which are the basis for the series "True Blood!"

Sunday
Oct 29
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
2am | 1c
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 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
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
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Sunday
Oct 29
9pm | 8c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Oct 30
12am | 11c
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
Oct 30
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Monday
Oct 30
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Tuesday
Oct 31
2am | 1c
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 24
11pm | 10c
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 25
2am | 1c
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.

Saturday
Sep 29
7pm | 6c
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.

Saturday
Sep 29
8pm | 7c
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
Sep 29
9pm | 8c
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
Sep 29
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Saturday
Sep 29
11pm | 10c
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.

Sunday
Sep 30
12am | 11c
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.

Sunday
Sep 30
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 5

Beware

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 artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child's Play, serves as guest judge.

Sunday
Sep 30
2am | 1c
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
Sep 30
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 6

Road to Halloween Season 8

Halloween Wars is back for season 8 with more aspiring Halloween warriors looking to join the battle than ever before! The kitchen is set, the judges are ready -- now all we need are 18 of the best pumpkin carvers and cake and sugar artists in the world. In the weeks and months before they ever set foot in the Halloween Wars kitchen, these gleefully ghoulish geniuses hone their crafts with dreams of victory and a $50,000 grand prize. Follow the Halloween Wars crew as they travel coast to coast -- and even out of the country -- to find the artists who have what it takes to compete.

Sunday
Sep 30
8pm | 7c
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.

Sunday
Sep 30
9pm | 8c

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

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Spicy Cherry Token Cookies

Chocolate Explosion Candies

"Eyeball" Cherry Cordials

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Pacoca

Alien Cookie Surprise

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Bloody Suckers

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts

Chocolate Irish Cream Candies

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

Sour Passion Gummi Entrails

Centipede Eggs

Banana-Habanero Chocolate Cockroaches

Zombie Eyeball Punch

Southwest "Dug-Up" Brownies

Spicy Cherry Brownies

Chocolate Banana Cake-sicles

Churros with Dulce de Leche Ganache

Fried Crispy Brain with Marrow Cream

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

Marzipan and Jam Filled "Bones"

Cassis Bonbon Sandwich

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Chocolate Pecan-Praline Cream Doughnuts

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