Rare The War of the Worlds movie poster sells for nearly $22,000. Are you scared of Martians traveling in flat saucers with what looks like a bendable streetlamp? Well, the 1953 movie The War of the Worlds scared plenty of moviegoers. In brand-new â€śTechnicolor,â€ť no less. The movie, based on a story by H.G. Wells, spawned many space horror movies in the decades that followed. A remake did well in 2005 starring Tom Cruise. Movie poster fans (or just those who sold or gave away a similar poster) might be shaking from the price. One of only five known surviving British promotional film posters recently sold for almost $22,000. The poster, sold by the original owner who bought it in 1953 when the film was released, was sold through the British Ewbankâ€™s auctions in its Vintage Posters sale. The 30-by-40-inch quad poster was made for the British release of the film.
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