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Greetings my fellow Jedi and Sith and Rebel and Imperial alike!   Let us not fight!   For it is May The Fourth…………aka Star Wars Day!

And regardless of whether you follow the Dark Side or the Light……this day is celebrating all things from the Galaxy far, far away!

So, we’re making a list!   It’s our Top 5 Monsters From Star Wars list!   WITH VIDEO!   And we’re sticking with the Original Trilogy with this one!

Enjoy!   And…..May The 4th Be With You!

– East Side Dave



5.) The Dianoga from Star Wars: A New Hope

The Dianoga is a mysterious, creepy, one-eyed creature that often times keeps his massive body hidden undergound or underwater… Luke Skywalker learned the hard way when this bad boy got ahold of him in the trash compactor on the Death Star!


4.) The Rancor from Return Of The Jedi

The Rancor is as fearsome as it gets.   This gigantic dinosaur-werewolf-goblin-monster eats Jedi knights for a snack.   Now, THAT’S scary!

The Rancor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983)

The rancor seen in 'Return of the Jedi' was given to the Hutt kajidii Jabba Desilijic Tiure as a birthday present from his henchmen. Kept beneath a trapdoor ...


3.) The Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back

This frightening snow creature terrified me as a kid.   And when he hung Luke up in his cave in order to save him for dinner?!   AHHHHHHH!!!


2.) The Sarlacc Pit from Return Of The Jedi

This nasty fella first captures his prey with his mouth…then tortuously digests his victim...over the coarse of a thousand years!   Oh, my Yoda!!

The Sarlacc Pit Battle [1080p]

Star Wars Episode 6 "Return of the Jedi"


1.) The Space Slug from The Empire Strikes Back

While this monstrous creature’s name is the Exogorth…he is more commonly referred to as a Space Slug.   The Millennium Falcon unwittingly flew into the Exogorth’s belly…..making one of the best scenes in Episode V.

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.