10/16/2015 08:14 EDT | Updated 10/17/2015 05:59 EDT

R.L. Stine, Goosebumps Author, Is Not A Fan Of Cellphones

Nothing kills the mood in a horror flick like call display.

If T.V. killed the radio star, then cellphones have murdered the art of horror writing, according to R.L. Stine.

The accomplished author has penned dozens of children's books as part of the spooky Goosebumps series. His work was immensely popular in the '90s, and the author's series is now being developed into a feature film.

But while the movie's animated cast of monsters and ghouls are the work of modern-day technology, Stine says such devices have made his job as a horror writer much tougher.

"Cellphones have ruined all mysteries. All plots are ruined by technology," lamented Stine in an interview with The Huffington Post Canada.

To find out why cellphones are such a pain in the writer's behind, check out the video above.

The "Goosebumps" movie hits theaters on Friday, Oct. 16.

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