The book The Scarecrow was made into the movie The Scarecrow.
Book details for The Scarecrow
Ronald Hugh Morrieson also wrote Came a Hot Friday (1964).
Movie details for The Scarecrow
[Scarecrow] When frustrated nerd Lester dies at the hands of those who tortured him in life he comes back as an evil Scarecrow and seeks revenge against the bullies.
[Scarecrow Slayer] When a fraternity prank goes awry, a young man is resurrected as a deadly scarecrow and goes after the love of his life to be his scarecrow bride.