"In a situation like this, I can't afford to trust nobody!"

Cletus samson
Cletus Samson is a psychopath. He appears in the mission The Gun Shop in Dead Rising


Cletus is the manager of the Huntin' Shack, a gun shop in the Willamette Parkview Mall. He is immensely distrustful and doesn't like to trust anyone. When the zombies escaped into the Mall, Cletus stayed in his shop, and used his many guns and ammo to his advantage, by shooting anyone who comes anywhere near his store, zombie or survivor

When Frank entered the Huntin' Shack, a survivor, James, was trying to convince Cletus that they needed guns to fight the zombies, but Cletus wanted nothing to do with it, saying he trusted the zombies more than people, and told James to stay away from him 'or he'll blow them all to kingdom come'. When James stepped closer, Cletus shot him, square in the chest, sending him flying out of the store. Cletus then took a 12-gauge shotgun, saying that due to the outbreak, he can't afford to trust anybody, and aimed at Frank

After Frank defeats him, a scared Cletus surrendered, thinking Frank was actually planning to kill him for the guns, and fled out of the store, straight into a zombified James which pinned Cletus down and ate his neck, killing him


  • Despite being classified as a psychopath, Cletus is actually quite sane, he is more or less just extremely cynical and cautious.
  • The song that plays during the fight with Cletus is from the Dead Rising soundtrack
  • When Cletus takes a drink of wine, he gives Frank the opportunity to take his picture for a photo op
  • It's ironic that Cletus killed James and James, in turn, kills Cletus after reanimating