Meet the Warriors of Halloween Wars

Get to know the five teams of pumpkin carvers, candy makers and cake decorators creating ghoulish displays of scary subjects on Food Network's Halloween Wars, and see who's judging this devilish throwdown, premiering on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9pm/8c.


Team Screamish is made up of candy maker Charity George, pumpkin carver Dean Murray and cake designer Darci Rochau.

Dead Men Walking

Team Dead Men Walking is made up of candy maker Richard Ruskell, pumpkin carver Marc Evan and cake designer Vinny Garcia.

Morbid Mayhem

Team Morbid Mayhem is made up of cake designer Barbarann Garrard, pumpkin carver Andy Bergholtz and Peggy Tucker, one of only 25 certified master sugar artists in the world.


Team Paranormal is made up of cake designer Leigh Henderson, candy maker Ruby Carlsruh and pumpkin carver Ray Brown.

No Guts No Gory

Team No Guts No Gory is made up of cake designer Gonzuela Bastarache, candy maker Dana Herbert and pumpkin carver Doug Goodreau.

Judges and Host

On hand to judge are (L-R) episode 2 guest judge Rutina Wesley from HBO's True Blood, legendary horror effects master Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) and pastry chef Shinmin Li. Justin Willman, host of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, is the host of this spooky series.

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