The Scarecrows appeared in the book and TV episode The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight. They are inanimate scarecrows brought to life by the main villain of the book so that he can take over the farm. They attempt to get into the house multiple times in the episode. One of them is later seen attacking one of the protagonists, Jodie. They break through the barn house wood and attack everyone. In the book the scarecrows all die by being burned to ash by Sticks, one of the protagonists' friends. In the television episode, the scarecrows are shredded by the thresher, activated by Mark, one of the protagonists.
Three Scarecrows are among the many monsters that are released by Slappy. They are taller than the other monsters just like the Pumpkinhead. One of the scarecrows is missing his hat. Around the end of the movie when all the monsters are sucked back into the book, one of the Scarecrows is seen as he is getting sucked in after losing his grip on a nearby tree. He can also be heard yelling. In the end credits the same scarecrow as seen on the original cover is animated and is seen waking up from a (presumably long) slumber, its eyes glowing.
- A magical scarecrow appears in the short story The Scarecrow.
- A scarecrow appears in Goosebumps: The Game, but it doesn't show signs of being animate.
A scarecrow was released in 1996 by Kenner in a toy line called "Goosebumps Monster Bags". The toys come in a bag filled with slime. You must first soak the bag in water for five minutes before opening. Another scarecrow was released in the Goosebumps: Collectibles line.
In the television adaptation of the book, the scarecrows were portrayed by multiple unknown actors.
In the film Goosebumps, none of the scarecrows' actors were explicitly named in the credits, but John Herndon is known to have portrayed one.