Halloween Wars premiered on FOOD on October 2, 2011. Food Network puts viewers in the Halloween spirit serving up a deliciously scary new primetime series, Halloween Wars. The competition series places five teams, comprised of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers, working in unison to create the ultimate Halloween themed display. One team is eliminated each week, with the winner taking home $50,000. Hosted by Justin Willman, and including renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Hollywood conceptual artist Miles Teves on the judging panel, the competitors must battle it out to prove who is the best, all the while scaring viewers pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales through their cake, candy and pumpkins. Each episode will see a celebrity guest judge join the panel including, Rob Zombie, Jaime King, Scout Taylor-Compton, and R.L. Stine.