Jonathan Bennett to Host New Season of Food Network's HALLOWEEN WARS, Premiering 10/2

Jonathan Bennett to Host New Season of Food Network's HALLOWEEN WARS, Premiering 10/2HALLOWEEN WARS is back for a spooky sixth season filled with chilling new challenges, premiering on Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm ET/PT. Six teams composed of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist and sugar artist will battle it out as they create Halloween-themed edible displays that are so ghostly good, it's frightening! In each episode, teams will face two grueling challenges. First, they'll face off in the Small Scare, where they must create a Halloween-themed design in just 45 minutes.

One winning team gets an advantage in the big battle - the Spine Chiller. In the end, their creations will be judged by renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and writer/director of the iconic Halloween horror film Child's Play, Don Mancini, and a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges who are legends in the horror genre, including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark¸ Sid Haig (Halloween), Greg Plotkin (Director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm), and Carlson Young (Scream). One team will be eliminated after each episode. In the end, only one team will be declared HALLOWEEN WARS Champion by host Jonathan Bennett, and walk away with a $50,000 grand prize.

Visit FoodNetwork.com/HalloweenWars for sweet and spooky highlights of the competition, and to look back on the series' haunting creations. Plus, fans can follow all the ghoulish creations on Twitter using #HalloweenWars.

Episodes include:

Premiering Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm ET/PT - SEASON PREMIERE!
"Witches vs. Warlocks"
Halloween Wars returns, as six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays, in hopes of winning the coveted title of HALLOWEEN WARS champion and a $50,000 grand prize. For the first challenge, the six go to battle to create displays that capture an epic and terrifying clash between witches and warlocks. In the end, one team will be eliminated. Special guest judge, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark joins host Jonathan Bennettand judges Shinmin Li and Don Mancini.

Premiering Sunday, October 9th at 9pm ET/PT
"Haunted Motel"
The five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator, and sugar artist compete to create mind-blowing and delicious Halloween-themed displays of the scariest haunted roadside motel ever seen. Judges Shinmin Li, Don Mancini and special guest judge, actor and horror icon Sid Haig from the classic movie Halloween, will help determine which team will be eliminated.

Premiering Sunday, October 16th at 9pm ET/PT
"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. Special guest judge actress Carlson Young from the television series SCREAM will help judges Shinmin Li and Don Mancini determine the teams that advance.

Premiering Sunday, October 23rd at 9pm ET/PT
"Mausoleum Mayhem"
The final three teams of expert pumpkin carvers, cake decorators, and sugar artists go to battle to create mind-blowing displays that capture the horror that unfolds inside of a crypt after dark. Three teams start this battle, but only two will earn their way into the HALLOWEEN WARS finale. The decision is made by judges Shinmin Li, Don Mancini and special guest judge Greg Plotkin the director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.

Premiering Sunday, October 30th at 9pm ET/PT -SEASON FINALE!
"Demonic Wedding"
It's the horrifying finale of Halloween Wars. The final two teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and sugar artist go head-to-head one last time. Only the team that can best capture the scariest and most demonic wedding ever imagined will be crowned HALLOWEEN WARS champion, and win $50,000. Special guest judge actress Bitsie Tullochfrom Grimm will join judges Shinmin Li and Don Mancini to determine who wins.

ABOUT JONATHAN BENNETT:
Jonathan Bennett is the host of Food Network's CAKE WARS and Cupcake Wars. He launched his career with his breakout role as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie, Mean Girls. Recently, he garnered national attention as a competitor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he won "Fan Favorite." Additionally, he hosted MTV's COPYCAT and has recurring arcs on their scripted series Awkward and VH1's Hit The Floor. Bennett currently resides in Los Angeles.

ABOUT SHINMIN LI:
Shinmin Li is a renowned cake decorator, who studied graphic design at The School of Visual Arts in New York City before attending Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney; earning her degree in Grande Patisserie in 2002.

ABOUT DON MANCINI:
Don Mancini is a writer, director and producer, known for creating the Child's Play franchise, the phenomenally successful series of horror movies featuring Chucky, the killer doll. Mancini's writer-producer credits also include NBC's Hannibal, HBO's Tales from the Crypt, and SyFy's upcoming series Channel Zero.

Halloween Wars is produced by Super Delicious Productions.

Image courtesy of Food Network

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