Flare (1) - The Thing (1982)

MacReady's holds an ignited flare, The Thing (1982).

A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. The item first appears in the 1982 film The Thing and is frequently used throughout the various films, comic-books and video-games to provide light and ignite fuel. Notable scenes include Fuchs' death, where the biologist is incinerated off-screen with a flare.