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 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 5

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
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Oct 2
4pm | 3c
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
Oct 7
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Oct 7
4pm | 3c
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 2, Episode 1

Evil Clowns

In the first of four battles, five teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman must combine their arts to create the most terrifying clown imaginable. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.

Monday
Oct 9
4pm | 3c
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.

Monday
Oct 9
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Grave Robber

Three remaining teams go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture the horror that results from robbing a grave. Actress Bex Taylor-Klaus from MTV's Scream will help determine which two teams will move on to the final battle.

Saturday
Oct 14
10pm | 9c
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.

Monday
Oct 16
11pm | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 17
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Underworld

Two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween themed displays of the Underworld. In the end, one team will become the Halloween Wars champion and win a $50,000 grand prize.

Wednesday
Oct 18
4pm | 3c
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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanuts

Centipede Eggs

Alien Cookie Surprise

Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Peanut Bacon Chew

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolates

Red Chili Raspberry Bites

Bloody Suckers

Chocolate Hummus with Candied Bacon

Chocolate Feuilletine Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Spicy Cherry Token Cookies

5 Taste Lime Slime Garnished with Mad Rocks

Chocolate Pecan-Praline Cream Doughnuts

Cayenne Ganache and Lemon Jelly Filled Chocolate Bonbons

Infested Coconut Tapioca-Filled Chocolate Spiders

Zombie Eyeball Punch

Zombie Drink in Edible Glassware

Sour Passion Gummi Entrails

Hybrid Caramel Creme Brulee Apple

Chocolate Explosion Candies

Dark Chocolate Log Roll

Pacoca

Cassis Bonbon Sandwich

Mint Mojito Witch's Broom

Southwest "Dug-Up" Brownies

Mouthwatering Mice

Chocolate Irish Cream Candies

Banana-Habanero Chocolate Cockroaches