October Gale is a Canadian thriller written and directed by Ruba Nadda. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentations section of the festival. It was acquired by IFC Films and received a release in March of 2015.
The film stars Patricia Clarkson, whom Nadda had previously worked with on the film Cairo Time, Scott Speedman, and Tim Roth.
Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson), a widow still grieving the untimely death of her husband, James (Callum Keith Rennie), goes to the cottage they once shared. On her first night there she is awakened by the sound of a gunshot. When she leaves to investigate she finds a trail of blood and upon her return finds a stranger (Scott Speedman) who has been shot in the shoulder and has crawled into her home looking for help.