The BEST Episodes of Halloween Wars

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Network: Food Network

In this four-episode competition series, five teams are comprised of candy makers, pumpkin carvers, and cake decorators. While working together to create the ultimate Halloween themed display, the competition becomes fierce. One team is eliminated each week and the winner takes home $50,000.

Scary Tales II

#1 - Scary Tales II

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2019

In the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars, the final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered the competition and are ready to face off in an epic showdown with actor Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things as guest judge. The team that can best turn a classic fairy tale into a terrifying scary tale is crowned Halloween Wars Champion and takes home $50,000!

star 9.09
22 votes
Swamp Creatures Attack

#2 - Swamp Creatures Attack

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2013

The three remaining teams create a display of swamp creatures on the rampage.

star 8.61
31 votes
Nightmares

#3 - Nightmares

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2013

It all comes down to two teams and a $50,000 prize when the contestants are told to capture a nightmare for their last display.

star 8.54
28 votes
Outbreak!

#4 - Outbreak!

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2018

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 master have slaughtered their competition, and now they're facing off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate a terrifying worldwide outbreak and the race for an antidote will be crowned Halloween Wars champions and win $50,000! LeeAnna Vamp, actress, model and horror culture icon, serves as guest judge.

star 8.47
17 votes
Don't Go Into The Forest

#5 - Don't Go Into The Forest

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2014

The four remaining teams go to battle creating mind-blowing Halloween themed displays that evoke the dire warning: whatever you do, don't go into the forest! Special guest judge, film producer Adi Shankar, will help determine which team will be eliminated.

star 8.44
32 votes
Halloween Time Travel

#6 - Halloween Time Travel

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2018

The remaining three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master pull out all the stops to create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that bend time and space to show their vision of Halloween time travel. Actor Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things serves as special guest judge.

star 8.39
23 votes
Witch Gets a New Ride

#7 - Witch Gets a New Ride

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2018

Four remaining teams consisting of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master put their skills to the test to create astonishing and delectable Halloween-themed displays that show what happens when a witch trades in her tired old broom for a brand new ride. Writer, director and producer Mick Garris of the iconic film Hocus Pocus joins the judges.

star 8.35
20 votes
Zombie Prom

#8 - Zombie Prom

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2013

Five teams go head to head in the first of four battles. To start off, they must create displays depicting a scene from a zombie prom.

star 8.33
36 votes
Evil Clowns

#9 - Evil Clowns

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2012

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.

star 8.28
43 votes
Zombie Dating Show

#10 - Zombie Dating Show

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2019

Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that mix fear and romance in a depiction of a zombie dating show. The special guest judge is Fear the Walking Dead's Colman Domingo.

star 8.26
23 votes
The Swarm

#11 - The Swarm

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

Four teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master go into battle to imagine their most terrifyingly tasty displays yet: an attack by a swarm. The special guest judge is horror-comedy actress Harley Quinn Smith from the films Tusk! and Yoga Hosers.

star 8.26
27 votes
Science Gone Wrong

#12 - Science Gone Wrong

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2012

star 8.24
37 votes
Scary Tales

#13 - Scary Tales

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2011

The four remaining teams of three compete by making edible displays inspired by twisted fairy tales.

star 8.21
66 votes
Underworld

#14 - Underworld

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2011

Two teams create Halloween displays of the Underworld; Halloween Wars champion chosen.

star 8.20
54 votes
Beware

#15 - Beware

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2017

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.

star 8.19
42 votes
Other Holiday Mascots Go Trick-or-Treating

#16 - Other Holiday Mascots Go Trick-or-Treating

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2019

The three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that show how well-known holiday mascots like Santa and the Easter Bunny go trick-or-treating. Actor Jackson Rathbone from the Twilight saga movies serves as guest judge.

star 8.15
20 votes
Zombie Wedding

#17 - Zombie Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2012

star 8.13
38 votes
Secret Creature Reveal

#18 - Secret Creature Reveal

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2017

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.

star 8.13
72 votes
Mummies vs. Werewolves

#19 - Mummies vs. Werewolves

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2014

Three remaining teams go to battle to create a Halloween display capturing an epic battle between mummies and werewolves. Special guest judge Francia Raisa will help decide which two teams will move on to the $50,000 final battle.

star 8.07
27 votes
Haunted Motel

#20 - Haunted Motel

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2016

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.

star 8.03
65 votes
Zombies vs. Vampires

#21 - Zombies vs. Vampires

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2011

Three remaining teams begin the epic battle between Zombies and Vampires.

star 8.02
57 votes
Twisted Nursery Rhymes

#22 - Twisted Nursery Rhymes

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2013

The four remaining teams make a twisted version of a classic fairy tale.

star 8.00
37 votes
Clowns vs. Zombies

#23 - Clowns vs. Zombies

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2018

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master go into battle to create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that depict an epic face-off between clowns and zombies. The special guest judge is John Kassir, the actor behind the unforgettable voice of the Crypt Keeper on the TV series Tales from the Crypt.

star 7.97
31 votes
Witches and Scary Places

#24 - Witches and Scary Places

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2011

Five teams (three members each) compete by making Halloween displays inspired by a witch and by a scary haunted house.

star 7.96
130 votes
Trapped in a Nightmare

#25 - Trapped in a Nightmare

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master create mind-blowing and yummy Halloween-themed displays that depict the horror of being trapped in a nightmare and unable to wake up. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, serves as guest judge.

star 7.94
35 votes