I’m sure Food Network does other things, but us spooky kids are here for the Halloween specials. The Food Network Halloween specials are always brimming with spooky, cheesy music, effects, costumes and challenges. They’re lighthearted fun and always worth a go. Here’s a brief list of the best and brightest, but we all know that Elvira is the marquis attraction here. Buzz off, Martha Stewart!

In Halloween Baking Championship “Comedian John Henson welcomes eight talented bakers into the Halloween Baking Kitchen to face downright spooky challenges and scarily accurate critiques from outrageously costumed judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young. One baker will rise to claim the title of Halloween Baking Champion and a $25,000 prize”. Halloween Wars sees “Five teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most-amazing horror tales — all made from cake, candy and pumpkins”.  Among the judges is John Kassir (Tales From The Crypt), Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers), Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things) and more!

 

Go behind-the-scenes to see how the teams prepare for Halloween Wars in Road to Halloween Wars and join Martha Stewart in Chopped: Halloween Hijinks. Not to be missed fo course is the Haunted Gingerbread Showdown with Elvira! Winners from the first three episodes will be in a finale, duking it out for an editorial in Food Network Magazine, as well as a $25,000 prize! Jason Smith and Jamika Pessoa will host all four episodes with a rotating slot for guest hosts…like Elvira! Did we mention that Elvira will be there?!

Before I go, I want to let you know about two one-off specials. First is Duff Goldman’s Halloween Cake-Off, an hour-long special wherein four contestants will make outrageous Halloween cakes in an attempt to win a $10,000 prize. The second is Trisha Yearwood’s Halloween Spooktacular. This special is simply about a giant Halloween bash Ms. Yearwood is hosting and profiles the various artists who supplied the effects, decorations, dishes and desserts.

Are you planning on watching on the Food Network’s Spooktacular Halloween programming? Let us know what you’ll be tuning in for on Twitter, in the Nightmare on Film Street Subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club!