“Halloween Wars” returns to the Food Network for a third season tonight, October 6, at 9pm ET/PT, running for four delicious episodes. Read on for what’s in store for this year’s horror-centric judges.
During the competition, five teams consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman battle it out to create heart-stopping Halloween themed displays out of pumpkin, cake, and sugar. The judging panel, made up of renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Emmy®-nominated make-up artist Brian Kinney, will eliminate one team each week. The last team standing will win the $50,000 grand prize.
Hosted by Justin Willman (“Cupcake Wars”), each episode also features a rotating celebrity guest judge, including author Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse novels), actor Danielle Harris (Halloween), actor Tony Todd (Candyman), and actor Derek Mears (Friday the 13th).
Premiering Sunday, October 6th at 9pm ET/PT – SEASON PREMIERE
“Zombie Prom”: In the first of four battles, five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist compete to create displays that depict a scene from a Zombie Prom. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.
Special Guest Judge: Danielle Harris
Premiering Sunday, October 13th at 9pm ET/PT
“Twisted Nursery Rhymes”: Four remaining teams must create a twisted version of a fairy tale. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.
Special Guest Judge: Tony Todd
Premiering Sunday, October 20th at 9pm ET/PT
“Swamp Creatures Attack”: Three remaining teams go to battle to create 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
Premiering Sunday, October 27th at 9pm ET/PT
“Nightmares”: Two teams go head-to-head to create mind-blowing Halloween themed displays that capture the terror of nightmares. In the end, one team will become the “Halloween Wars” champion and win a $50,000 grand prize.
Special Guest Judge: Derek Mears
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