I never thought I’d see the day when I’d write up a story that features both the names Rob Zombie and the Food Network in the same sentence. The rocking filmmaker will join Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and horror hotties Jaime King and Scout Taylor-Compton as judges on Food Network’s frightful cooking competition “Halloween Wars” this October.
Here’s the Food Network press release explaining the concept behind this four-week limited series that pits teams of sweets specialists locking devil horns to see whose edible Halloween display is the most impressively horrific:
Food Network puts viewers in the Halloween spirit, serving up a deliciously scary new primetime series, “Halloween Wars”, premiering Sunday, October 2nd, at 9pm ET/PT. The four-episode competition series places five teams, comprised of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers, working in unison to create the ultimate Halloween themed display. One team is eliminated each week, with the winner taking home $50,000. Hosted by Justin Willman (“Cupcake Wars”), and including renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Hollywood conceptual artist Miles Teves on the judging panel, the competitors must battle it out to prove who is the best, all the while scaring viewers’ pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales through their cake, candy and pumpkins. Each episode will see a celebrity guest judge join the panel including Rob Zombie (musician/film director, Halloween), Jaime King (actress, Sin City), Scout Taylor-Compton (actress, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement), and R.L. Stine (author, Goosebumps).
Premiering Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm ET/PT – SEASON PREMIERE!
“Witches and Scary Places”
Five teams go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays of a creepy witch and a scary haunted house. At the end of the battle, one team’s creation won’t be enough to impress the judges forcing them to go home with tricks and no treats.
Premiering Sunday, October 9th at 9pm ET/PT
The four remaining teams battle to create Halloween-themed displays of a twisted version of a fairy tale.
Premiering Sunday, October 16th at 9pm ET/PT
“Zombies vs. Vampires”
Three remaining teams create an epic, sugary sweet battle between zombies and vampires.
Premiering Sunday, October 23rd at 9pm ET/PT
In the finale, the last teams standing create mind-blowing displays of the unknown underworld. In the end, one team creates the scariest and most impressive display and wins the title of Halloween Wars champion and a $50,000 grand prize.
If this is a ratings success maybe I’ll finally be able to sell someone on my idea for a horror-themed Chinese cooking program to be called “Goth Wok”.
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