October Gale is a Canadian thriller written and directed by Ruba Nadda. 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 awoken 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. Helen, a doctor, manages to tend to his wound and save him. The following day she tries to learn who shot Will, the stranger, but he refuses to tell her and insists on departing.