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Cletus Samson is a psychopath appearing in Dead Rising. He was the immensely distrustful owner of Huntin' Shack in the North Plaza. Cletus also appears as a psychopath in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop but becomes a friendly survivor after defeat, offering to sell weapons.

The Gun ShopEdit

In the The Gun Shop as Frank entered Huntin' Shack, he found James Ramsey trying to persuade Cletus into giving the other survivors guns, stating that they were necessary to fight the zombies. Cletus refused and told him that he doesn't trust humans. He then threatened James and demanded him to stay away from him. James ignored the warning and proceeded to walk towards Cletus. In response, Cletus shot him square in the chest, sending him flying out of the store. Cletus then pointed his shotgun at Frank and said that he couldn't afford to trust anybody.

After he was defeated, Cletus surrendered and fled out of the shop to get away from Frank. He admonished Frank for wanting guns so bad that he was willing to kill for them. Cletus then stumbled into a zombified James, who then attacked and killed Cletus.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You DropEdit

In Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, Cletus can be rescued by killing the zombies attacking him after his defeat and then pulling him back into his store. He will then agree to sell his guns to Frank and fix his broken blacktail gun. He will remain in his store until the Special Forces arrive, in which he will no longer be around.

Battling CletusEdit

See The Gun Shop


Cletus Samson

Cletus Samson

  • The voice actor for DRW Cletus Samson, Bill Farmer, also does the voice acting for Floyd Sanders, Jeff Meyer, Ryan LaRosa.[1]
  • In Infinity Mode Cletus appears twice at Huntin' Shack from 2:19:00 to 3:07:00 and 5:19:00 to 6:00:00 carrying grapefruit, wine and well done steak.
  • The song that plays during the fight with Cletus is from the Dead Rising OST, is performed by Hideki Okugawa and Marika Suzuki.
  • It should be interesting to note that in the cutscene before Frank fights the gun shop owner, Cletus shoots the ceiling, trying to scare Frank and James away. After the cutscene, there is no apparent sign of damage when looking at the ceiling.
  • In the Gagaga SP Trailer, Cletus and Jo humorously get into a slapfight.
  • When exiting his shop in Chop Till You Drop he will say "Ya'll come back now ya hear?" which could be a reference to a TV show the Beverly Hillbillies.


{{#ev:youtube|xruRudkOLxY|300|left|Dead Rising - Cutscene 20 - Cletus the Slackjawed Yokel}}


See Cletus Samson/Gallery


  1. Dead Rising, imdb.

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