NEWÂ YORKÂ â€“ September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ â€”Halloween WarsÂ returns to Food Network for a spine-tingling second season onÂ Sunday, October 7th at 9pm ET/PT. Five teams, consisting of a pumpkin carving artist, a cake decorator and a candy craftsman, battle it out over the course of this four episode competition series to create the ultimate Halloween themed display that features the most amazing and heart-pounding creations that are sure to scare the pants off of viewers. One team is eliminated each week by the judging panel, made up of renowned cake decoratorÂ Shinmin LiÂ and award winning special effects, make-up artist and horror actor/directorÂ Tom Savini, with the last team standing winning $50,000. Hosted byÂ Justin WillmanÂ (Cupcake Wars), each episode also features a rotating guest judge, including Shawnee Smith (Saw, Anger Management), Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Chaske Spencer (TwilightÂ saga) and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries).
Premiering Sunday, October 7th at 9pm ET/PT â€“Â SEASONPREMIERE!
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.
Special guest judge: Shawnee Smith
Premiering Sunday, October 14th at 9pm ET/PT
â€œBattle of the Vampire Killerâ€
Four remaining teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman must capture an epic battle in which a vampire killer slays his prey. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated.
Special guest judge: Rutina Wesley
Premiering Sunday, October 21st at 9pm ET/PTÂ
â€œScience Gone Wrongâ€
Three remaining teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman must capture the terrifying moment when a mad scientistâ€™s creation goes horribly wrong, with one team being eliminated at the end.
Special guest judge: Chaske Spencer
Premiering Sunday, October 28th at 9pm ET/PTÂ
In the epic finale, two teams made up of a pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman must evoke the scene of a romantic yet horrific zombie wedding. At stake is theÂ Halloween WarsÂ champion and a $50,000 grand prize.
Special guest judge: Sara Canning
ABOUTÂ TOMÂ SAVINI:
Tom Savini is an award winning special effects and make-up artist and horror actor/director, whose credits includeÂ Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, From Dusk Till Dawn, and many more. Savini is also is the program signator for Tom Saviniâ€™s Special Make-Up Effects Program, with Jeff Imbrescia,CEO/President, at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania.