The BEST episodes of Halloween Wars

Every episode of Halloween Wars ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Halloween Wars!

Teams of cake decorators, candy-makers and pumpkin carvers compete to see who can make the biggest, wildest and spookiest edible Halloween creations. They may end up walking home with a big cash prize and scare viewers' pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales, all made from cake, candy and pumpkins. A sister show to "Holiday Wars" and an annual favorite, "Halloween Wars" has had new seasons every year since 2011. While the judges and hosts may change each year, the creativity never does.

Last Updated: 4/19/2024Network: Food NetworkStatus: Continuing
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Scary Tales II
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8.84
25 votes

#1 - Scary Tales II

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2019

The final two teams, made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master, face off in an epic showdown; actor Caleb McLaughlin ("Stranger Things") serves as a guest judge.

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Look Out!
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8.64
14 votes

#2 - Look Out!

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/2020

In the final challenge, the team that best captures the terror and fun of the ultimate horror movie jump scare moment and impresses the judges, including actress Marisol Nichols, will be crowned Halloween Wars Champion and win $50,000!

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Trapped with a Monster
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8.47
15 votes

#3 - Trapped with a Monster

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2020

The three teams are tasked with creating stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays showing the claustrophobic terror that results when someone is trapped with a monster; actress Jocelin Donahue joins the judges to choose the final two teams.

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Boos and Booze
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8.45
11 votes

#4 - Boos and Booze

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/2022

The four remaining teams face another spine-chilling assignment from Ghost Adventures' Zak Bagans. This time, they must conjure up a ghostly rave party for judges Eddie Jackson, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira inspired by the haunted Shanghai Tunnels that lie beneath the bustling streets of Portland, Oregon.

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Nightmares
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8.44
25 votes

#5 - Nightmares

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2013

The two remaining teams battle to create Halloween themed displays that capture nightmares; special guest judge, horror actor Derek Mears.

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Killer Waves
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8.38
16 votes

#6 - Killer Waves

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/23/2022

Three teams battle it out in the rough waters of the semifinals as Zak Bagans asks them to dive into their deepest fears, inspired by the dark and haunted sea that surrounds Cape Disappointment in Washington.

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Don't Go Into The Forest
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8.35
31 votes

#7 - Don't Go Into The Forest

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2014

The four remaining teams create displays that evoke the dire warning, whatever you do, don't go into the forest; with special guest judge, film producer Adi Shankar.

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Outbreak!
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8.33
18 votes

#8 - Outbreak!

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/2018

The final two teams face 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 the champions; actress and horror culture icon LeeAnna Vamp serves as guest judge.

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Zombie Dance Party!
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8.33
6 votes

#9 - Zombie Dance Party!

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/2023

With just four teams left, host Jonathan Bennett invites them to a killer dance party where ravenous zombies have brain-inspired treats on the menu! Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which three teams move into the semi-finals and which team's chances are dead on arrival.

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Frightening Folklore
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8.29
7 votes

#10 - Frightening Folklore

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2021

Six teams sculpt astonishing cakes based on legendary stories of ghosts and ghouls from around the world. Inspired by Zak Bagans' Dybbuk Box, considered one of the most-haunted items in the world, the cake and sugar artists face their toughest test.

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Escape from Alcatraz
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8.25
12 votes

#11 - Escape from Alcatraz

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/25/2022

Three teams go to battle in the last qualifying round as Zak Bagans asks the teams to imagine a monster prison escape inspired by one of the most haunted places on Earth -- Alcatraz. Judges Eddie Jackson, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which teams will escape to the next round.

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Halloween Time Travel
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8.24
25 votes

#12 - Halloween Time Travel

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2018

The remaining teams 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; "Stranger Things" actor Gaten Matarazzo serves as special guest judge.

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Underworld
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8.22
41 votes

#13 - Underworld

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2011

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.

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Zombie Wedding
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8.22
32 votes

#14 - Zombie Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2012

Teams must evoke the scene of a romantic yet horrific zombie wedding.

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Zombie Prom
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8.22
32 votes

#15 - Zombie Prom

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2013

Teams made up of pumpkin carvers, cake decorators and sugar artists battle to create Halloween-themed displays depicting a zombie prom.

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Swamp Creatures Attack
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8.21
28 votes

#16 - Swamp Creatures Attack

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2013

The three remaining teams battle to create Halloween themed displays that capture what happens when swamp creatures attack.

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Science Gone Wrong
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8.19
31 votes

#17 - Science Gone Wrong

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2012

Teams capture the moment when a mad scientist's creation goes wrong.

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Witch Gets a New Ride
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8.18
22 votes

#18 - Witch Gets a New Ride

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2018

Four teams put their skills to the test to create 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.

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The Swarm
star
8.17
30 votes

#19 - The Swarm

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2019

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.

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All Dolled Up
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8.17
12 votes

#20 - All Dolled Up

Season 12 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/9/2022

This time, it's personal as Zak Bagans introduces the five remaining teams to The Island of the Dolls in Mexico City -- one of his most frightening encounters. The competitors tackle another chilling challenge, hoping to wow judges Eddie Jackson, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira.

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Blind Date From Hell
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8.17
18 votes

#21 - Blind Date From Hell

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2020

The five remaining teams -- an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master -- are challenged to show that there's nothing scarier than dating as they create their scariest vision of a blind date. Guillermo Diaz joins the judging panel.

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Beware
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8.16
37 votes

#22 - Beware

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/2017

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.

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Mummies vs. Werewolves
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8.16
25 votes

#23 - Mummies vs. Werewolves

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2014

The three remaining teams compete to create a Halloween display capturing an epic battle between mummies and werewolves; guest judge Francia Raisa.

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Scary Tales
star
8.16
51 votes

#24 - Scary Tales

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2011

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 of a twisted version of a fairy tale.

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A Coven of Confections
star
8.15
13 votes

#25 - A Coven of Confections

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/2/2022

Six teams face off for the first time in the main competition, hoping to impress judges Eddie Jackson, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. If that's not scary enough, Zak Bagans introduces the teams to the haunted city of Salem, Massachusetts, and a coven of witches looking for revenge.

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