The 10th season finale of Halloween Wars aired on Sunday night. It all came down to the top two teams: Crave Diggers (Eric’s team!) and Mummies Rejects. And man, it was a close one!
First there was the Small Scare challenge with a prompt to show a bug attack! In an effort to be unique, Mummies Rejects chose a giant wasp — “No one else would pick that!” their candy expert declared. Meanwhile, the Crave Diggers decided on…a giant hornet.
two such similar ideas really highlighted the differences in each team’s style.
While the other team focused more on realistic horror, the Crave Diggers have
tended to portray horror through a more campy, humorous lens. Makes total sense
for a team with a caricature artist!
The Crave Diggers won the Small Scare, so Eric had first pick of the pumpkins for the Spine Chiller challenge. The final challenge prompt? Creating a scene with a jump scare!
Eric’s team decided to focus on a classic scene: a babysitter sitting on a sofa, and a terrifying monster rising up from behind her as a scared child looks on. The faces of the babysitter and child had Eric’s classic cartoony style, a style he’s showcased throughout the season (and in his caricatures). But his monster showed that he can capture true horror as well!
Alas, the Crave Diggers ultimately lost to Mummies Rejects’ horror scene of a birthday-party-crashing clown.
Although his team didn’t win the big $50,000 prize, Eric still enjoyed his time on Halloween Wars, working with his teammates, learning new skills, and would do it all over again!
The Crave Diggers, Eric’s team on Halloween Wars 2020, has made it to this season’s finale!
In last Sunday’s episode, Eric and his team struggled a little with the Small Scare challenge. But when it came to the main Spine Chiller challenge, they went hard! They created a scene of a Wall Street banker trapped in a bathroom, trying — and failing — to hide from a terrifying tentacled monster.
“I can really feel, Eric, that you are an animator because it really does feel like a storyboard, it does feel claustrophobic, and it makes me really freaked out!” gushed this week’s guest judge, actress Jocelin Donahue.
Unfortunately they still lost the challenge to opposing team, Mummies Rejects — who they will face off against in the season finale this weekend! Join us in watching Food Network this Sunday at 9pm/8c to cheer on Eric and the Crave Diggers!
In last weekend’s episode of Halloween Wars, our caricature artist Eric Jones — member of the Crave Diggers team — carved some amazing characters! His team won the Small Scare challenge, creating a mad scientist’s monstrous pet.
Unfortunately, they were narrowly beat by an opposing team in the final challenge (though Eric’s carved “caricatures” were highly praised!). But the Crave Diggers remain in the running as one of the top three teams. This Sunday, they’ll be competing for a spot in this season’s Halloween Wars finale!
Eric Jones, the lead artist at GiveAcaricature, has wrapped up filming for 2020’s season of Halloween Wars, where he’ll star as the pumpkin carver on his team. A true creative, he’s continued to create some downright incredible pumpkin & gourd carvings this month.
In a previous blog post, we mentioned that his carving of Al Roker was on the Today Show in 2014. We are so excited to see what he created for next season’s Halloween Wars. In the meantime, these spooky carvings will tide us over!
We’ll definitely be posting about his Halloween Wars run next year, so keep an eye out!
Fall is always one of our favorite seasons – and now we have even more reason to love fall: our lead artist Eric Jones, will be competing in the upcoming Season of Food Network’s Halloween Wars as a Pumpkin Carver!
Eric has been carving pumpkins for his family’s and neighbors enjoyment for a while now. If you follow our FaceBook page, you’ve likely seen some of his creations that we’ve posted in the past. In 2014 his pumpkin carving of Al Roker got the attention of the Today Show! Check out the video here: https://www.today.com/video/today/56310082
Halloween Wars is a reality competition that will run over the course of 4 weeks in October. The show pits teams made up of cake sculptors, sugar artists, and pumpkin carvers (Go Eric!) against each other to produce the ultimate Halloween themed display.
Stay tuned for more – we’ll be posting updates as we have them! We can’t wait to see what Eric will create on Halloween Wars!