...And just hand one a chainsaw and watch it go - it's like a kid with a new toy on Christmas morning! It makes this old man's heart swell to think that I could bring that kind of joy into the world.

Dr. Roy Curien's journal entry[[src]]

Type C-1, referred to as "Samson" (サムソン), is an obese humanoid creature who wields a chainsaw. He has been produced twice through human genome experimentation -- first by genetic engineer Dr. Roy Curien, and again by Curien's associate Thornheart -- to be used in humanity-threatening incidents and schemes.

When he was originally developed by Curien, Samson belonged to a C-type group of other obese creatures: Bentley (ベントレー) and Burner (バーナー). Thornheart later created a third variant, Samson Jr. (サムソン・ジュニア). Of the three, Burner and Samson Jr. behave the most similar to Samson.

He is an enemy in both The House of the Dead and House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.


1998 Curien Mansion incident

Main article: The House of the Dead (1996 video game)

Samson and the three other D-type creatures were originally developed by the late genetic engineer Dr. Roy Curien, then research director of the DBR Corporation. Having gone insane due to various reasons, Curien released the creatures in his mansion to murder his own research team. AMS agents Thomas Rogan and G killed the creatures and ultimately foiled Curien's plan.[1]


Main article: House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

Years after Curien's death, his associate Thornheart reproduced Samson and several other of the scientist's creatures as part of a plan named "Noah's Ark". Thornheart, then manager of the Scarecrow Mansion, released the creatures upon guests of a dinner party. The threat was dispatched by AMS agents Kate Green and Ryan Taylor.[2]

Bestiary Overview


In both of his appearances, Samson wears overalls and carries a chainsaw.


In The House of the Dead, his right arm can be blasted off; without his chainsaw, he will attempt to shoulder tackle the player. He dies faster with two headshots.

In contrast, he cannot be dismembered in House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. His health pool is large to where he can withstand over two headshots before dying.

Similar Creatures


Since Samson's creation, other similar creatures have been produced.


Main article: Bentley (creature)

Type C-2, referred to as Bentley (ベントレー), is the second iteration of Samson. Instead of a chainsaw, he attacks by throwing barrels and shoulder tackling. He appears in both The House of the Dead and House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.



Type C-2, referred to as Burner (バーナー), is the third iteration of Samson exclusively from the third chapter of The House of the Dead. He is shirtless, wears blue jeans, and has various burns throughout his body. He has a knight-like muzzle on his face. A knight-like muzzle covers his mouth, but it does not protect him from headshots. He wields a blowtorch and tends to be slower than his predecessors. His behavior is otherwise the same as Samson's.

Samson Jr.

Samson Jr. (サムソン・ジュニア) is the fourth and currently final iteration of Samson. He appears exclusively in House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.


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