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Eerie treats: 'Halloween Baking Championship' returns with new theme

Carla Hall, judge in "Halloween Baking Championship"

Carla Hall, judge in "Halloween Baking Championship"
It's that time of year -- a time when you don't know whether to enjoy the beginning of fall or skip ahead to the candy extravaganza that is Halloween -- and Food Network isn't making it any easier by rolling out some big Halloween-themed programming this week. A popular staple this time of year, "Halloween Baking Championship" is back for a seventh spooktacular season beginning Monday, Sept. 13, and the seasonal competition show is apparently turning the fear factor up a notch. Remember how last season's contestants had to bake their way through a haunted house? Well, this season the weekly challenges pay tribute to classic 1980s slasher movies -- think "Friday the 13th" (1980) and "Ni...